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Jeff Burningham on Immigration
Republican candidate for governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jeff Burningham on other issues.
  • Let each state set number of guest worker visas needed. (Jan 2020)
Spencer Cox on Immigration
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Spencer Cox on other issues.
  • Angry about children separated from families at border. (Jun 2019)
Gary Herbert on Immigration
Republican Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Gary Herbert on other issues.
  • Review Syrian refugee security, but keep accepting them. (Nov 2015)
  • Create a guest worker program for some illegal immigrants. (Mar 2011)
  • Find solutions to tough issues where feds abdicated. (Jan 2011)
  • Failure to secure borders emblematic of misplaced priorities. (Jan 2010)
  • Protect DREAMers instead of deporting them. (Dec 2017)
Greg Hughes on Immigration
Utah Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Greg Hughes on other issues.
  • Slow illegal immigration by verifying status of offenders. (Feb 2001)
Jon Huntsman on Immigration
Republican UT Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jon Huntsman on other issues.
  • H1B visa process is broken; we need immigrant brainpower. (Sep 2011)
  • Focus on fixing legal immigration as well as illegal. (Sep 2011)
  • End patchwork of state laws & just secure the border. (Aug 2011)
  • Vetoed repeal of college tuition for illegal immigrants. (May 2011)
  • Border fence repulses me; inconsistent with America's image. (May 2011)
  • 2008: GOP should tack to the middle on immigration. (Jan 2011)
Aimee Winder Newton on Immigration
Utah Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Aimee Winder Newton on other issues.
  • Allow citizenship for those who wait their turn. (May 2020)
Chris Peterson on Immigration
Democratic Governor Challenger: Click here for Chris Peterson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Weinholtz on Immigration
Democratic candidate for Governor: Click here for Mike Weinholtz on other issues.
    No stance on record.

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Craig Bowden on Immigration
Libertarian candidate for Utah U. S. Senate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Craig Bowden on other issues.
  • Streamline the process to make it easier to come legally˙. (Feb 2018)
Misty Snow on Immigration
Democratic candidate for Senate: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Misty Snow on other issues.
  • Treat undocumented people as human beings. (Aug 2016)
  • Opposes constructing a wall on our southern border. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports proper vetting for Syrian refugees. (Nov 2016)
Jonathan Swinton on Immigration
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Jonathan Swinton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jenny Wilson on Immigration
Democratic candidate for Utah U.S. Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jenny Wilson on other issues.
  • It's not chain migration; it's family-based immigration. (Aug 2018)
  • Against tearing up families. (Sep 2017)
  • Opposes more border security, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)

House:


Rob Bishop on Immigration
Republican Representative (UT-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Rob Bishop on other issues.
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated C by the ALI, indicating an acceptably anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Stop releasing low-risk illegal immigrants. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Feb 2019)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
John Curtis on Immigration
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Curtis on other issues.
  • Take politics out of immigration debate. (Aug 2017)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
Mia Love on Immigration
Republican House Member (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mia Love on other issues.
  • Charge $1,000 fee to get US visa, and refund upon leaving. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes deportation of illlegals, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes deportation of illlegals, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Ben McAdams on Immigration
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ben McAdams on other issues.
  • Bipartisan reform, secure borders; resolve DACA. (May 2020)
  • Give DREAMers a path to citizenship. (Sep 2018)
  • Create a guest worker program for some illegal immigrants. (Mar 2011)
  • PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship. (Aug 2018)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Feb 2019)
Chris Stewart on Immigration
Republican (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chris Stewart on other issues.
  • No pathway to citizenship; E-Verify & enforce. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rocky Anderson on Immigration
Justice Party challenger for President: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Rocky Anderson on other issues.
  • Government and corporations have colluded on immigrant jobs. (Oct 2012)
  • Most illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US. (Feb 2012)
  • Supports illegal immigrants earning citizenship. (Feb 2012)
  • We need major overhaul of our immigration laws. (Jul 2006)
  • Vibrant workers are welcome; roundups are hypocrisy. (Dec 2001)
Vaughn Cook on Immigration
Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate: Click here for Vaughn Cook on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jonathan Johnson on Immigration
Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jonathan Johnson on other issues.
  • Support Immigration Innovation Act: more H1B visas. (Feb 2015)
Orrin Hatch on Immigration
Republican Sr Senator (UT): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Orrin Hatch on other issues.
  • Introduced bipartisan DREAM Act. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports more enforcement by INS of immigration laws. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted NO on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on visas for skilled workers. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)
  • Rated 91% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Mitt Romney on Immigration
Republican Challenger for UT Senator: Click here for 50 full quotes OR click here for Mitt Romney on other issues.
  • Secure the borders; deport people here illegally. (Apr 2019)
  • Reluctantly supports DACA, but need to crack down. (Apr 2019)
  • Welcome legal immigrants, instead of message of exclusion. (Feb 2018)
  • Executive action on immigration is only a temporary solution. (Nov 2014)
  • OpEd: Far right immigration policy lost Hispanic vote. (Mar 2013)
  • Obama said he'd reform our immigration system but he didn't. (Oct 2012)
  • Support the E-Verify portion of the Arizona immigration law. (Oct 2012)
  • Focus on reuniting families instead of diversity or DREAMers. (Sep 2012)
  • Self-deportation: people make their own choice about leaving. (Sep 2012)
  • High-tech fence for 2,000 miles on Mexican border. (Jun 2012)
  • Poverty level of aspiring immigrant's nation is irrelevant. (Feb 2012)
  • Enforce employment laws; illegal immigrants will self-deport. (Jan 2012)
  • English should be the official language of the US. (Jan 2012)
  • Alien employment cards ; not amnesty. (Nov 2011)
  • I don't believe in rounding up 11 million people. (Nov 2011)
  • Current system is concrete wall against best & brightest. (Nov 2011)
  • Of course a border fence; of course no free tuition. (Sep 2011)
  • Build 2,600-mile fence with enough guards to secure it. (Sep 2011)
  • I like legal immigration; let business determine visas. (Aug 2011)
  • Immigration practices are upside down: more hi-tech visas. (Mar 2010)
  • Ardent proponent of English immersion. (Mar 2010)
  • GovWatch: 2005: Called comprehensive reform “reasonable”. (Feb 2008)
  • Deport illegal immigrants in 90 days under the ideal setting. (Jan 2008)
  • Illegal immigrants should go home eventually. (Dec 2007)
  • No mandatory prison term for employers who hire illegals. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Took hard-line on illegals, but only late in term. (Dec 2007)
  • Welcome the people who have been standing in line first. (Dec 2007)
  • Employers have no means of knowing who’s legal & who’s not. (Dec 2007)
  • Avoid chain migration; disallow families from one citizen. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Illegals employed at his home, but by contractor. (Nov 2007)
  • Z-visa is not technically amnesty; but is in fact amnesty. (Sep 2007)
  • Make America more attractive for legal immigrants. (Aug 2007)
  • Priorities: secure border, employer verification, no amnesty. (Aug 2007)
  • Enforce the law against 12 million illegals here now. (Jun 2007)
  • Make English national language; communicate in Spanish too. (Jun 2007)
  • Keep rule barring immigrants from running for president. (May 2007)
  • The 12 million illegal immigrants can’t stay forever. (Jan 2006)
  • Unfair to allow all illegal immigrants to stay. (Jan 2006)

    Immigrant Benefits

  • Undocumented students get legal status by joining military. (Sep 2012)
  • Vetoed in-state tuition; turn off the magnet. (Sep 2011)
  • Turn off the magnet that attracts immigrants. (Sep 2011)
  • Attacked Arkansas program for scholarships for illegals. (Aug 2009)
  • Illegal immigrants shouldn’t get tuition break in schools. (Nov 2007)
  • AdWatch: No driver’s license & in-state tuition for illegals. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: Took no action against 4 Mass. sanctuary cities. (Nov 2007)
  • Reduce federal funding to sanctuary cities. (Sep 2007)
  • Tuition breaks encourage illegal immigration. (Nov 2005)
  • Supports border infrastructure, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
  • Terminate national emergency at the Southern border. (Mar 2019)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (May 2019)
Jason Chaffetz on Immigration
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jason Chaffetz on other issues.
  • Reject amnesty & secure the border. (Nov 2008)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated A by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
Jim Matheson on Immigration
Democratic Representative (UT-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Matheson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 75% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Mike Leavitt-Gov on Immigration
Former Republican Governor (1993-2003); Sec. HHS and EPA: Click here for Mike Leavitt-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Olene Walker on Immigration
Former Republican Governor (2003-2004): Click here for Olene Walker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Merrill Cook on Immigration
2010 Republican challenger (lost primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Merrill Cook on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Merrill Cook on Immigration
Former Republican (until 2001) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Merrill Cook on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Paul Van Dam on Immigration
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for Paul Van Dam on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Enid Waldholtz on Immigration
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for Enid Waldholtz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Pete Ashdown on Immigration
Democratic challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Pete Ashdown on other issues.
  • Against blanket automatic amnesty. (Jul 2006)
  • Closely track immigrants. (Jun 2006)
Robert Bennett on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator (UT): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Robert Bennett on other issues.
  • Voted NO on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on visas for skilled workers. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)
  • Rated 50% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
Jason Chaffetz on Immigration
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jason Chaffetz on other issues.
  • Reject amnesty & secure the border. (Nov 2008)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated A by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
Sam Granato on Immigration
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sam Granato on other issues.
  • Don't rip apart families; support the DREAM Act. (Sep 2010)
  • Keep 14th amendment; citizenship for kids born to aliens. (Aug 2010)
James Hansen on Immigration
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for James Hansen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Scott Howell on Immigration
2000 Democratic Challenger for Senate (UT): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Howell on other issues.
  • Increase immigration quota & state aid for immigants. (Nov 2000)
Dan Liljenquist on Immigration
Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Liljenquist on other issues.
  • Secure our borders and enforce our laws. (May 2012)
Chris Cannon on Immigration
Republican Representative (UT-3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Chris Cannon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 50% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
Mike Lee on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Mike Lee on other issues.
  • Secure border will take years or decades to achieve. (Jun 2013)
  • Comprehensive reform leaves 6 million illegals in US. (Jun 2013)
  • I will make the "gang of eight" into a "gang of nine". (Jun 2013)
  • Enforce job laws and illegal immigrants will go home. (Sep 2010)
  • Repeal 14th amendment; no "anchor babies". (Aug 2010)
  • No guest workers; no amnesty. (Jul 2010)
  • Secure the southern border with infrastructure investment. (Jul 2010)
  • by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports additional border infrastructure. (Nov 2016)
  • ICE performs vital functions that protect American families. (Jul 2018)
  • Terminate national emergency at the Southern border. (Mar 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to increase high-skill and family visa caps. (Sep 2019)
Blake Moore on Immigration
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Blake Moore on other issues.
  • First secure border, then encourage legal immigration. (Dec 2020)
Burgess Owens on Immigration
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Burgess Owens on other issues.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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