State of Pennsylvania Archives: on Immigration


Jim Christiana: Secure our borders; hold sanctuary cities liable

Jim will fight to secure our borders. He supports a commonsense immigration system based on merit and the needs of our workforce, not rigid quotas. Jim wants to ensure Visas linked to industries are updated to meet the needs of those industries.

Results: Jim supported efforts to make sanctuary cities liable for damages committed by illegal immigrants who commit crimes against citizens and supported legislation to withhold state funding from sanctuary campuses.

Bob Casey has protected the status quo and sanctuary cities. He has failed to support efforts to protect the safety of American citizens and stood against reforms to our current immigration system, making it easier for illegal aliens to stay in our country.

Source: 2018 PA Senatorial campaign website JimChristiana.org Mar 31, 2018

Everett Stern: Practical solutions to illegal immigration

Q: Do you support or oppose. `Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens`?

A: Support. The Federal Government must pursue practical solutions to illegal immigration.

Source: E-mail interview on 2016 PA Senate race with OnTheIssues Nov 2, 2015

Marc Scaringi: Secure America's borders

All of the candidates also favored securing America's borders, protecting the right to bear arms, and imposing a term limit on congressional politicians. And each candidate believes Casey can be unseated.

"He is the most liberal senator in the U.S. Senate," Welch said. "He is completely out of touch with the people of Pennsylvania."

Source: Lehigh Valley Express-Times on 2012 PA Senate debate Apr 5, 2012

Steve Welch: Secure America's borders

All of the candidates also favored securing America's borders, protecting the right to bear arms, and imposing a term limit on congressional politicians. And each candidate believes Casey can be unseated.

"He is the most liberal senator in the U.S. Senate," Welch said. "He is completely out of touch with the people of Pennsylvania."

Source: Lehigh Valley Express-Times on 2012 PA Senate debate Apr 5, 2012

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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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