Immigration & Deportation

Whether one opposes or supports laws allowing individuals from other countries to live and work in the United States, which includes policies like path to citizenship or amnesty, legal residency, “anchor babies,” the Dream Act, work visas, and deportation of those who are in the country illegally.


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    They have to come in through a legal process and they’re going to come in . . . We talk about the wall, we’re going to build the wall, but we’re going to have a big beautiful door. We want people to come in, we want people to come in legally.

    Donald J. Trump

    President,
    New York, New York

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    Despite the central role they play in our economy and in our daily lives, undocumented workers are reviled by many for political gain and shunted into the shadows . . . It is time for this disgraceful situation to end . . . It is time to end the politics of division on this country, of politicians playing one group of people against another.

    Bernie Sanders

    President,
    Burlington, Vermont

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    Anybody who threatens our security should be deported no questions asked. But I don’t like the level of deportation that we’ve been seeing in this [Obama] administration … [W]e’re not going to deport 11 or 12 million people[.] Let’s keep families together. Let’s weed-out the ones who should be deported. And let’s move towards comprehensive immigration reform.

    Hillary R. Clinton

    President,
    New York, New York

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    Border security is national security. We need to secure the border once and for all. We need to stop Obama’s amnesty and enforce the rule of law. And we need to reform legal immigration to protect American workers . . . It’s not that we don’t know how to solve illegal immigration. What is missing is the political will to get it done.

    Ted Cruz

    President,
    Houston, Texas

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    How we would even begin to think about taking a mom or a dad out of a house – when they have not committed a crime since they’ve been here – leaving their children in the house … that is not, in my opinion, the kind of values that we believe in. … Finish the border. Guest worker. Pay a fine. A path to legalization – and not citizenship. We’ve got to get this done.

    John R. Kasich

    President,
    Columbus, Ohio

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    I believe there are 11 million illegal aliens in the United States the best thing that could be done for all those who played by the rules is to give these other people 90 days to register with immigration. If they don't want to register they are invited to leave. If you don't register and you don't leave if you're found you will be deported and not allowed to return except under special circumsta

    Arthur Harris

    President,
    Kensington, Maryland

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