State of Minnesota secondary Archives: on Immigration


Heather Johnson: Apply immigration rules consistently

Q: Do you support or oppose a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens"?

A: I believe we need consistency. If some immigrants are required to follow certain criteria, all immigrants must follow it. Otherwise, eliminate the criteria and let anyone in. As far as the violence in Mexico and South America, we must draw attention to how the American government contributed to this problem with the war on drugs and the sale of assault weapons and trafficking to drug cartels. The American government needs to stop interfering in foreign affairs. We've created and funded a variety of problems for certain political gains. As far as abandoned children from South America & Mexico, I'd be supportive of Americans stepping forward to foster or adopt these children. If we want to help, let's help directly. Additionally, the citizens who have faced dangerous circumstances as a result of violent illegal immigrants deserve justice. Clearly, the problem is multi-faceted, and I am ready to address each part if elected.

Source: E-mail interview on 2014 MN Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Aug 18, 2014

Amy Klobuchar: Opposes Social Security for illegal immigrants

Q: You oppose Social Security for illegal immigrants?

KLOBUCHAR: Yes, I do.

KENNEDY: If you look at the record, she said she would support the Senate immigration bill, that would give benefits to 12 million people that didnít have benefits. $5 billion cost to Social Security. If you included Medicare and Medicaid, thatíd be $50 billion.

Source: 2006 MN Senate debate, on Meet the Press Oct 15, 2006

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2020 Presidential contenders on Immigration:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
Republicans running for President:
Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
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