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Rob Astorino on Immigration
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger : Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rob Astorino on other issues.
  • Illegal immigrants drive up costs of services. (Jul 2009)
Mike Bloomberg on Immigration
Mayor of New York City (Independent): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mike Bloomberg on other issues.
  • Staple a Green Card on every foreign student college degree. (Feb 2020)
  • Create an earned pathway to citizenship for undocumented. (Jan 2020)
  • Fix the country's broken immigration system. (Dec 2019)
  • Closing the door to immigration would be national suicide. (Dec 2019)
  • America's greatness begins with immigrants, not with a wall. (Feb 2019)
  • Reforming broken system is most important step for economy. (Mar 2013)
  • Normalize status of otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrants. (May 2007)
  • Border controls fight natural forces of supply and demand. (May 2007)
Andrew Cuomo on Immigration
Democratic Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Andrew Cuomo on other issues.
  • Sued federal government on their family separation policy. (Jan 2019)
  • Post-9/11 anxiety causes demonization of immigrants. (Nov 2015)
  • No comment on changing rules for Syrian refugees in NY. (Nov 2015)
  • Created a state Office for New Americans. (Jan 2013)
  • Disallow discrimination & exploitation of immigrants. (Nov 2010)
Bill de Blasio on Immigration
NYC Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger (withdrawn): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Bill de Blasio on other issues.
  • 11 million immigrants are here now and part of America. (Jul 2019)
  • Undocumented folks core to our economy. (Jul 2019)
  • Immigration policy & crisis does not reflect our values. (Jun 2019)
  • Supports sanctuary cities; would abolish ICE. (May 2019)
  • Created city ID so undocumented immigrants get healthcare. (May 2019)
  • End cooperation & presence of ICE in NYC. (May 2019)
  • Protect DACA immigrants, no matter what. (May 2019)
  • NYC will always be the ultimate city of immigrants. (Apr 2019)
  • Fight the inhumane detention of children at the border. (Jan 2019)
  • Detaining Muslim travelers is simply un-American. (Jan 2017)
  • Greater outreach and assistance to immigrant entrepreneurs. (Oct 2013)
  • Created privately-funded the DREAM fellowship. (Oct 2013)
  • Universal City ID for services for undocumented immigrants. (Oct 2013)
John DeFrancisco on Immigration
Republican Challenger for NY Governor: Click here for John DeFrancisco on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Shaun Donovan on Immigration
Democratic candidate for NYC Mayor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Shaun Donovan on other issues.
  • Protect immigrant communities, prioritize language access. (Mar 2021)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Immigration
Democratic Senator (NY); Democratic Candidate for President (withdrawn) : Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • Treat people humanely at border; decriminalize to do so. (Jul 2019)
  • Give asylum-seekers lawyers and community support. (Jun 2019)
  • We need a humane asylum application process. (Jun 2019)
  • For border security, but don't harm asylum seekers. (May 2019)
  • Split up functions of ICE. (May 2019)
  • 2000s: opposed amnesty for undocumented immigrants. (Apr 2019)
  • Treat asylum seekers humanely; reform process. (Apr 2019)
  • Reunite families ripped apart at the border. (Feb 2019)
  • In House, took hardline for border security, ICE funding. (Jan 2019)
  • Hadn't understood issues, changed views in Senate. (Jan 2019)
  • Pathway to citizenship gets immigrants connected. (Jan 2019)
  • Pathway to citizenship for DREAMers. (Jan 2019)
  • 2006: anti-illegal alien; 2019: diversity is our strength. (Jan 2019)
  • Reimagine ICE; support DREAMers. (Jan 2019)
  • Blue Dog: opposed sanctuary cities & opposed amnesty. (Jan 2019)
  • Central American migrant caravan is seeking asylum. (Oct 2018)
  • Get rid of ICE; separate anti-terrorism from border control. (Jul 2018)
  • 2007 SAVE Act: beef up border; oppose sanctuary cities. (May 2017)
  • 2010: moratorium on government immigration raids. (May 2017)
  • Government IDs for illegals as part of comprehensive reform. (Oct 2010)
  • Create a real path to earned citizenship. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposed amnesty; opposed driver licenses; required English. (Apr 2010)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Feb 2018)
  • Terminate national emergency at the Southern border. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Giuliani on Immigration
Republican challenger for Governor: Click here for Andrew Giuliani on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Howie Hawkins on Immigration
Green Party Challenger for President: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Howie Hawkins on other issues.
  • All seeking asylum should be given permanent resident status. (Jul 2020)
  • Demand open borders where movement between nations is free. (May 2019)
  • Supports path to citizenship. (Aug 2006)
Kathy Hochul on Immigration
Democratic Lt. Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kathy Hochul on other issues.
  • Once opposed driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. (Mar 2021)
  • 2007: No drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants. (Jun 2014)
  • Submit temporary guest worker applications online. (Nov 2011)
Marc Molinaro on Immigration
Republican candidate for governor of New York: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Marc Molinaro on other issues.
  • Opposed to separating families of undocumented immigrants. (Jun 2018)
Cynthia Nixon on Immigration
Democratic candidate for governor of New York: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cynthia Nixon on other issues.
  • Fight for statewide immigrant sanctuary protection. (Apr 2018)
George Pataki on Immigration
Republican NY Governor: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for George Pataki on other issues.
  • Deport only criminal aliens; but end sanctuary cities. (Sep 2015)
  • Birthright citizenship is ok; don't deport those kids. (Sep 2015)
  • Practical policy: legal residency after 200 hours of service. (Jul 2015)
  • Immigrants come to work, not for government handouts. (May 2015)
  • No executive orders on immigration. (Jan 2015)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)
Larry Sharpe on Immigration
Libertarian candidate for Vice President: Click here for Larry Sharpe on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Zephyr Teachout on Immigration
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger : Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Zephyr Teachout on other issues.
  • Immigrants are a pillar of our economy. (Jul 2014)
  • Honor the dignity of all immigrants. (Jun 2014)
Andrew Yang on Immigration
Democratic Presidential Challenger & Tech CEO: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Andrew Yang on other issues.
  • All agencies must make language access a top priority. (Mar 2021)
  • America has been magnet for human capital for generations. (Sep 2019)
  • Compete for talent from abroad, but not a merit system. (Sep 2019)
  • Immigrants are being scapegoated; blame the machines. (Jul 2019)
  • 12M illegal immigrants is a major problem. (Jun 2019)
  • Immigrants make US stronger and more dynamic. (Apr 2019)
  • Need more case workers & judges at southern border. (Apr 2019)
  • Come out of shadows with long-term permanent residency. (Mar 2019)
  • Deporting 11 million is impossible and inhumane. (Mar 2019)
  • Boost funding for U.S. ports of entry. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports the DREAM Act. (Feb 2019)
Lee Zeldin on Immigration
Republican challenger for Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Lee Zeldin on other issues.
  • Secure the borders, then deal with 11 million illegals. (Nov 2014)
  • Supports official English & border security. (Nov 2008)
  • Ban admission of Syrian refugees & any Syrian residents. (Nov 2015)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)

Senate:

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Chele Farley on Immigration
Republican candidate for senator from New York: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chele Farley on other issues.
  • Central American refugees are an invasion, not a caravan. (Oct 2018)
  • Against open borders; let border agents question suspects. (May 2018)
  • Pro-border wall, according to PVS survey. (Sep 2020)
  • Anti-illegal immigrant, according to PVS survey. (Sep 2020)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Immigration
Democratic Senator (NY); Democratic Candidate for President (withdrawn) : Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • Treat people humanely at border; decriminalize to do so. (Jul 2019)
  • Give asylum-seekers lawyers and community support. (Jun 2019)
  • We need a humane asylum application process. (Jun 2019)
  • For border security, but don't harm asylum seekers. (May 2019)
  • Split up functions of ICE. (May 2019)
  • 2000s: opposed amnesty for undocumented immigrants. (Apr 2019)
  • Treat asylum seekers humanely; reform process. (Apr 2019)
  • Reunite families ripped apart at the border. (Feb 2019)
  • In House, took hardline for border security, ICE funding. (Jan 2019)
  • Hadn't understood issues, changed views in Senate. (Jan 2019)
  • Pathway to citizenship gets immigrants connected. (Jan 2019)
  • Pathway to citizenship for DREAMers. (Jan 2019)
  • 2006: anti-illegal alien; 2019: diversity is our strength. (Jan 2019)
  • Reimagine ICE; support DREAMers. (Jan 2019)
  • Blue Dog: opposed sanctuary cities & opposed amnesty. (Jan 2019)
  • Central American migrant caravan is seeking asylum. (Oct 2018)
  • Get rid of ICE; separate anti-terrorism from border control. (Jul 2018)
  • 2007 SAVE Act: beef up border; oppose sanctuary cities. (May 2017)
  • 2010: moratorium on government immigration raids. (May 2017)
  • Government IDs for illegals as part of comprehensive reform. (Oct 2010)
  • Create a real path to earned citizenship. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposed amnesty; opposed driver licenses; required English. (Apr 2010)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Feb 2018)
  • Terminate national emergency at the Southern border. (Mar 2019)
Wendy Long on Immigration
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Wendy Long on other issues.
  • Support physical walls, virtual walls, and official English. (Aug 2016)
  • Supports additional border infrastructure. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports constructing a wall to control our border. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports ban on resettlement of Syrian refugees. (Nov 2016)
Alex Merced on Immigration
Libertarian for Senate: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Alex Merced on other issues.
  • Robust and generous legal immigration. (Jul 2016)
  • Opposes constructing a wall on our southern border. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports proper vetting for Syrian refugees. (Nov 2016)
Marc Molinaro on Immigration
Republican nominee: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Marc Molinaro on other issues.
  • Opposed to separating families of undocumented immigrants. (Jun 2018)
Scott Noren on Immigration
Democratic candidate for senator from New York: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Noren on other issues.
  • Help restore Mexico's economy to reduce immigration pressure. (Jul 2011)
Dave Webber on Immigration
Republican Candidate for New York U.S. Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dave Webber on other issues.
  • Citizenship for DREAMers but not other illegals. (Jul 2018)
  • Pathway to citizenship needed for law abiding immigrants. (Jan 2018)

House:


Timothy Bishop on Immigration
Democratic Representative (NY-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Timothy 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 NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 42% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
Yvette Clarke on Immigration
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Yvette Clarke on other issues.
  • Humane immigration policy without criminalization. (Nov 2006)
  • Allow more visas for STEM college graduates. (Oct 2012)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Chris Collins on Immigration
Republican (District 27): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Collins on other issues.
  • Opposes illegal alien college benefits. (Oct 2012)
  • Ban admission of Syrian refugees & any Syrian residents. (Nov 2015)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Joseph Crowley on Immigration
Democratic Representative (NY-7): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Crowley on other issues.
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Feb 2016)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Antonio Delgado on Immigration
Democrat (District 19): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Antonio Delgado on other issues.
  • Bring immigrants out of the shadows, but don't abolish ICE. (Oct 2018)
  • PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship. (Aug 2018)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Feb 2019)
Dan Donovan on Immigration
Republican (District 11): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Donovan on other issues.
  • Secure our borders. (Jul 2015)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
Eliot Engel on Immigration
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-17): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Eliot Engel on other issues.
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Apr 2017)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Adriano Espaillat on Immigration
Democrat (District 13): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Adriano Espaillat on other issues.
  • Bring undocumented immigrants out of the shadows. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes requiring illegals to return to country of origin. (Nov 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
John Faso on Immigration
Republican (District 19): Click here for John Faso on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Vito Fossella on Immigration
Rep./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-13): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Vito Fossella 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 more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Richard Hanna on Immigration
Republican (District 22): Click here for Richard Hanna on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Nan Hayworth on Immigration
Republican (District 18): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Nan Hayworth on other issues.
  • Border security & strict observation of laws. (Nov 2010)
Brian Higgins on Immigration
Democratic Representative (NY-27): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Brian Higgins on other issues.
  • Do not curtail visas for skilled workers who benefit us. (Oct 2020)
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Rated 33% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Feb 2019)
Steve Israel on Immigration
Democratic Representative (NY-2): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Steve Israel 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 33% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow more visas for STEM college graduates. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Hakeem Jeffries on Immigration
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Hakeem Jeffries on other issues.
  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Feb 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Apr 2019)
John Katko on Immigration
Republican House Member (District 24): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Katko on other issues.
  • Tough, fair reform that restores the rule of law. (Nov 2014)
  • Require illegal immigrants to return to country of origin. (Aug 2014)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
Peter King on Immigration
Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-3): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Peter King on other issues.
  • Secure border plus a pathway to citizenship. (Apr 2014)
  • Don't reward illegal behavior, but can't deport 11 million. (Apr 2014)
  • We must secure our borders; 700 mile fence on Mexican border. (Sep 2013)
  • 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 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Government services in English only. (Mar 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)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Nita Lowey on Immigration
Democratic Representative (NY-18): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Nita Lowey on other issues.
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO 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 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow more visas for STEM college graduates. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
  • Expand border security on Mexican border. (Apr 2009)
Dan Maffei on Immigration
Democrat (District 24): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Maffei on other issues.
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Carolyn Maloney on Immigration
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-14): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Carolyn Maloney on other issues.
  • Visa restrictions are racist and anti-American. (Oct 2020)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO 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 17% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Feb 2019)
  • More visas for families of lawful immigrants. (May 1999)
Sean Maloney on Immigration
Democrat (District 18): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sean Maloney on other issues.
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Feb 2019)
Gregory Meeks on Immigration
Dem./Working-Families (NY-6): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Gregory Meeks on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Grace Meng on Immigration
Democrat (District 6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Grace Meng on other issues.
  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
Joe Morelle on Immigration
Democrat (District 25): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joe Morelle on other issues.
  • Against restrictions in new work visas for skilled workers. (Oct 2020)
  • Opposes border wall, according to CC survey. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship. (Aug 2018)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
Jerrold Nadler on Immigration
Dem./Lib./Working-Families (NY-8): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Jerrold Nadler on other issues.
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO 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 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow more visas for STEM college graduates. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Feb 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
  • More visas for families of lawful immigrants. (May 1999)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Immigration
Democrat (District 14): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on other issues.
  • ICE must end; it's unaccountable to standards of due process. (Oct 2018)
  • Opposes border wall, according to CC survey. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship. (Aug 2018)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Mar 2019)
Tom Reed on Immigration
Republican (District 23): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Reed on other issues.
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Mar 2019)
Kathleen Rice on Immigration
Democratic House Member (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kathleen Rice on other issues.
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
Max Rose on Immigration
Democrat (District 11): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Max Rose on other issues.
  • Opposes travel ban, protect refugees. (Apr 2020)
  • PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship. (Aug 2018)
Jose Serrano on Immigration
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-16): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jose Serrano on other issues.
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Feb 2016)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Louise Slaughter on Immigration
Democratic Representative (NY-28): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Louise Slaughter on other issues.
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO 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 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow more visas for STEM college graduates. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
Elise Stefanik on Immigration
Republican House Member (District 21): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Elise Stefanik on other issues.
  • Supports deportation of illlegals, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports deportation of illlegals, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
Tom Suozzi on Immigration
Democrat (District 3): Click here for Tom Suozzi on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Zephyr Teachout on Immigration
Democrat (District 19): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Zephyr Teachout on other issues.
  • Immigrants are a pillar of our economy. (Jul 2014)
  • Honor the dignity of all immigrants. (Jun 2014)
Paul Tonko on Immigration
Democrat (District 20): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Paul Tonko on other issues.
  • Advocates no restrictions on visas for skilled workers. (Oct 2020)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
  • Expand border security on Mexican border. (Apr 2009)
Nydia Velazquez on Immigration
Democrat/Working-Families Representative (NY-12): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Nydia Velazquez on other issues.
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Feb 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Feb 2019)
Lee Zeldin on Immigration
Republican House Member (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Lee Zeldin on other issues.
  • Secure the borders, then deal with 11 million illegals. (Nov 2014)
  • Supports official English & border security. (Nov 2008)
  • Ban admission of Syrian refugees & any Syrian residents. (Nov 2015)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)

Former candidates & officeholders:


David Paterson on Immigration
Democratic Governor (NY): Click here for David Paterson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Caroline Kennedy on Immigration
Democratic candidate (2008; declined 2018): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Caroline Kennedy on other issues.
  • My family faced painful anti-Irish discrimination. (Apr 2005)
Chris Gibson on Immigration
Republican (retiring 2016) (District 19): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Gibson on other issues.
  • Rated 67% by FAIR, indicating a mixed record on immigration issues. (Dec 2014)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Michael Grimm on Immigration
Republican (resigned 2015) (District 11): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Michael Grimm on other issues.
  • Stopping illegal immigration protects lives & jobs. (Nov 2010)
  • Improve visa process to get more travelers from China. (Sep 2011)
  • Stop releasing low-risk illegal immigrants. (Mar 2013)
Carolyn McCarthy on Immigration
Dem./Ind./Working-Families (NY-4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Carolyn McCarthy 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 25% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Bill Owens on Immigration
Democratic Representative (NY-23): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Owens on other issues.
  • We need a thin but secure border. (Oct 2011)
Charles Rangel on Immigration
Dem./Lib./Working-Families: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Charles Rangel on other issues.
  • Supports DREAM Act to give immigrants opportunities. (Oct 2011)
  • Africans didn't immigrate to fulfill the American dream. (Aug 2008)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Cover child resident aliens under Medicaid and SCHIP. (May 2005)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
Rudy Giuliani on Immigration
Former Mayor of NYC: Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Rudy Giuliani on other issues.
  • A special policy for Cuban immigrants fleeing Castro. (Jan 2008)
  • Support tamper-proof ID card and path to citizenship. (Jan 2008)
  • Let illegals self-select to sign up & work on the tax rolls. (Jan 2008)
  • End illegal immigration or we risk legal immigration. (Dec 2007)
  • BorderStat & virtual fence: just stop people from coming in. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: NYC acted like “sanctuary city”, in all but name. (Nov 2007)
  • Sanctuary city policy helped make NYC most legal city in US. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: NYC not “sanctuary” but did welcome illegals. (Oct 2007)
  • Declared NYC a sanctuary city, and crime fell. (Sep 2007)
  • FactCheck: Feds deported 4,000 illegals in NYC, not 2,000. (Sep 2007)
  • AdWatch: New citizens must read, write, & speak English. (Aug 2007)
  • AdWatch: Deport convicted criminals who are illegal aliens. (Aug 2007)
  • FactCheck: English literacy already required for citizenship. (Aug 2007)
  • Need tamper-proof IDs, and database for immigrants. (Jun 2007)
  • Reform bill fails to document who left US and who’s here. (Jun 2007)
  • Shouldn’t be debating LEGAL immigration, only ILLEGAL. (Jun 2007)
  • Allow immigrants to work, with tamper-proof ID cards. (May 2007)
  • Let illegals’ kids go to school, or they’ll be on streets. (May 2007)
  • Change rule barring immigrants from running for president. (May 2007)
  • Supports Senate guest worker plan & path to citizenship. (Nov 2006)
  • New York City was not a sanctuary city; we gave name to feds. (Jan 2006)
  • We should erect a fence along the border. (Jan 2006)
  • If you pay a fine, it’s not amnesty. (Jan 2006)
  • NYC services for illegal aliens. (Oct 2005)
Carl McCall on Immigration
2002 Democratic Challenger NY Governor: Click here for Carl McCall on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Eliot Spitzer on Immigration
Former Democratc Governor (2007-2008): Click here for Eliot Spitzer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Benjamin on Immigration
Former Republican Challenger (2004): Click here for Michael Benjamin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ed Cox on Immigration
Former Republican Challenger (withdrew Jan. 2006): Click here for Ed Cox on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Al D'Amato on Immigration
Former Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Al D'Amato on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted NO on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)
Harold Ford on Immigration
2010 Democratic Primary Challenger; previously US Rep (TN): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Harold Ford on other issues.
  • Claims Corker hired four illegal immigrants. (Oct 2006)
  • 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)
Daniel Frisa on Immigration
Republican Former (1994-) (District 4): Click here for Daniel Frisa on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rudy Giuliani on Immigration
2000 Former Republican Candidate: Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Rudy Giuliani on other issues.
  • A special policy for Cuban immigrants fleeing Castro. (Jan 2008)
  • Support tamper-proof ID card and path to citizenship. (Jan 2008)
  • Let illegals self-select to sign up & work on the tax rolls. (Jan 2008)
  • End illegal immigration or we risk legal immigration. (Dec 2007)
  • BorderStat & virtual fence: just stop people from coming in. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: NYC acted like “sanctuary city”, in all but name. (Nov 2007)
  • Sanctuary city policy helped make NYC most legal city in US. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: NYC not “sanctuary” but did welcome illegals. (Oct 2007)
  • Declared NYC a sanctuary city, and crime fell. (Sep 2007)
  • FactCheck: Feds deported 4,000 illegals in NYC, not 2,000. (Sep 2007)
  • AdWatch: New citizens must read, write, & speak English. (Aug 2007)
  • AdWatch: Deport convicted criminals who are illegal aliens. (Aug 2007)
  • FactCheck: English literacy already required for citizenship. (Aug 2007)
  • Need tamper-proof IDs, and database for immigrants. (Jun 2007)
  • Reform bill fails to document who left US and who’s here. (Jun 2007)
  • Shouldn’t be debating LEGAL immigration, only ILLEGAL. (Jun 2007)
  • Allow immigrants to work, with tamper-proof ID cards. (May 2007)
  • Let illegals’ kids go to school, or they’ll be on streets. (May 2007)
  • Change rule barring immigrants from running for president. (May 2007)
  • Supports Senate guest worker plan & path to citizenship. (Nov 2006)
  • New York City was not a sanctuary city; we gave name to feds. (Jan 2006)
  • We should erect a fence along the border. (Jan 2006)
  • If you pay a fine, it’s not amnesty. (Jan 2006)
  • NYC services for illegal aliens. (Oct 2005)
Abe Hirschfeld on Immigration
2004 former Builders Party Senate challenger: Click here for Abe Hirschfeld on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sue Kelly on Immigration
Republican (until 2007) (District 19): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Sue Kelly 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)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
John LaFalce on Immigration
Democrat/Ind./Lib. (Until 2004 (District 29): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John LaFalce on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
David McReynolds on Immigration
2004 Green Senate challenger (NY); 2000 Socialist for Pres.: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David McReynolds on other issues.
  • More federal & state aid to immigrants. (May 2000)
  • Amnesty for immigrants; grant them full rights. (Jan 2000)
Howard Mills on Immigration
2004 former Republican Senate challenger (NY): Click here for Howard Mills on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Susan Molinari on Immigration
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for Susan Molinari on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Pat Moynihan on Immigration
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Pat Moynihan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted NO on visas for skilled workers. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)
Major Owens on Immigration
Democrat (until 2007) (District 11): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Major Owens on other issues.
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
Bill Paxon on Immigration
Republican Former (1994-) (District 27): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Paxon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Gerald Solomon on Immigration
Republican Former (1994-) (District 22): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gerald Solomon on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Anthony Weiner on Immigration
Former Democrat(Resigned 2011) (District 9): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Anthony Weiner on other issues.
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 17% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Gary Ackerman on Immigration
Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam. (NY-5): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Gary Ackerman on other issues.
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO 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 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Michael Arcuri on Immigration
Democrat: Click here for Michael Arcuri on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gary Bernsten on Immigration
2010 Republican Primary Challenger: Click here for Gary Bernsten on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sherry Boehlert on Immigration
Republican/Independence (District 23): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Sherry Boehlert 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)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
Hillary Clinton on Immigration
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY); 2016 Democratic nominee: Click here for 52 full quotes OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • Focus on deporting violent criminals & path to citizenship. (Oct 2016)
  • Ripping families apart would rip our country apart. (Oct 2016)
  • Vet immigrants; ask Muslim-Americans to help us. (Oct 2016)
  • FactCheck: Yes, voted for a partial wall on Mexican border. (Oct 2016)
  • FactCheck: Yes, would increase Syrian refugees by 550%. (Oct 2016)
  • Preventing Muslims from immigrating is un-American. (Mar 2016)
  • I won't be the Deporter-in-Chief; stop the raids & roundups. (Mar 2016)
  • I sponsored the DREAM Act and a path to citizenship. (Mar 2016)
  • Net immigration from Mexico has fallen to zero. (Nov 2015)
  • Immigrants keep America young and dynamic. (Jun 2014)
  • No official English, but keep common unifying language. (Feb 2008)
  • Consider halting certain raids on illegal immigrant families. (Feb 2008)
  • Border fence that cuts off a college campus is absurd. (Feb 2008)
  • Deploy technology & personnel, not a border fence. (Feb 2008)
  • Guest workers only for farms, to address labor shortage. (Feb 2008)
  • Exploitation of undocumented workers drives down wages. (Jan 2008)
  • English unifies us; teach ESL but support other languages. (Dec 2007)
  • Crack down on employers who exploit undocumented workers. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Denied saying licensing illegals “made sense”. (Oct 2007)
  • More border patrolling on both Mexican AND Canadian borders. (Sep 2007)
  • Anti-immigrant bill would have criminalized Jesus Christ. (Sep 2007)
  • Sanctuary cities ok; local police can’t enforce immigration. (Sep 2007)
  • Making English official imperils crises needing translators. (Jun 2007)
  • Comprehensive reform to get 12 million out of shadows. (Apr 2007)
  • Keep New York-Ontario border passport-free for tourism. (Oct 2006)
  • Adamantly against illegal immigrants. (Sep 2005)

    Comprehensive Reform

  • Include undocumented immigrant kids in state college tuition. (Oct 2015)
  • Include undocumented immigrant kids in healthcare coverage. (Oct 2015)
  • 2007: Focus on comprehensive reform, not driver's licenses. (Jan 2010)
  • Allow driver's licenses for illegals until we get reform. (Jan 2010)
  • NY licenses for illegals fills federal gap. (Aug 2009)
  • Introduce a path to earn citizenship in the first 100 days. (Feb 2008)
  • Don’t turn local police into immigration enforcers. (Feb 2008)
  • Deporting all illegal immigrants is unrealistic. (Jan 2008)
  • Illegal immigrants with driver’s licenses puts them at risk. (Jan 2008)
  • Co-sponsored comprehensive immigration reform in 2004. (Jan 2008)
  • Oppose granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. (Nov 2007)
  • Immigrant license issue needs federal action on reform. (Oct 2007)
  • Immigration reform needs family unification as one goal. (Sep 2007)

    Voting Record

  • Opposes illegal immigration, but doesn’t vote to follow up. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • Sponsored bill covering child resident aliens under Medicaid. (May 2005)
  • Sponsored bill funding social services for noncitizens. (May 2006)
  • Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Opposes additional border infrastructure. (Nov 2016)
Joe DioGuardi on Immigration
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe DioGuardi on other issues.
  • Shut down the borders before we reform anything. (Oct 2010)
  • Enforce current immigration laws via employers & borders. (Jul 2010)
Michael Forbes on Immigration
Republican (retired) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Forbes on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Benjamin Gilman on Immigration
Republican (District 20): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Gilman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)
  • More visas for families of lawful immigrants. (May 1999)
Felix Grucci on Immigration
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Felix Grucci on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
John Hall on Immigration
Democrat: Click here for John Hall on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Howie Hawkins on Immigration
Green Party Challenger for President: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Howie Hawkins on other issues.
  • All seeking asylum should be given permanent resident status. (Jul 2020)
  • Demand open borders where movement between nations is free. (May 2019)
  • Supports path to citizenship. (Aug 2006)
Maurice Hinchey on Immigration
Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam. Representative (NY-22): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Maurice Hinchey on other issues.
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Amo Houghton on Immigration
Republican/Conservative (District 31): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Amo Houghton on other issues.
  • 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)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
Randy Kuhl on Immigration
Republican Representative (NY-29): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Randy Kuhl 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)
  • Rated 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Rick Lazio on Immigration
Republican/Cons. (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rick Lazio on other issues.
  • More aid for immigrants; more high-tech immigrant visas. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Chris Lee on Immigration
Republican (Resigned 2011) (District 26): Click here for Chris Lee on other issues.
    No stance on record.
George Maragos on Immigration
2012 Republican Primary Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for George Maragos on other issues.
  • Enforce all our laws and secure our borders. (Jan 2012)
Eric Massa on Immigration
Democrat (until 2010) (District 29): Click here for Eric Massa on other issues.
    No stance on record.
KT McFarland on Immigration
Republican Challenger: Click here for KT McFarland on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike McMahon on Immigration
Democrat (until 2010) (District 13): Click here for Mike McMahon on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael McNulty on Immigration
Democratic/Ind./Cons. Representative (NY-21): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Michael McNulty on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Scott Murphy on Immigration
Democrat (until 2010) (District 20): Click here for Scott Murphy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marilyn O`Grady on Immigration
2004 former Conservative Party challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Marilyn O`Grady on other issues.
  • Toughen immigration laws to keep out terrorists. (Jun 2004)
Jeanine Pirro on Immigration
Republican challenger; District Attorney: Click here for Jeanine Pirro on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Quinn on Immigration
Republican/Ind./Cons. (District 30): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jack Quinn on other issues.
  • 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)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
Thomas Reynolds on Immigration
Republican/Conservative Representative (NY-26): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Reynolds 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 67% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
John Spencer on Immigration
Republican Challenger, previously Mayor of Yonkers: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Spencer on other issues.
  • Increase enforcement personnel at the border. (Jan 2006)
  • Crack down on illegal immigrants and their supporters. (Jan 2006)
  • Shut down new immigrants coming in. (Dec 2005)
John Sweeney on Immigration
Republican/Conservative (District 22): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Sweeney 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)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
Jay Townsend on Immigration
Republican Challenger (2010): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jay Townsend on other issues.
  • Prohibit amnesty; enhance borders; create guest workers. (Aug 2010)
Bob Turner on Immigration
2012 Republican Senate Primary Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Turner on other issues.
  • Wouldn't report illegal immigrant working in his own home. (Jun 2012)
  • Deport foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation. (Oct 2011)
Bob Turner on Immigration
Former Republican (District 9): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Turner on other issues.
  • Wouldn't report illegal immigrant working in his own home. (Jun 2012)
  • Deport foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation. (Oct 2011)
Jim Walsh on Immigration
Rep./Ind./Conservative Representative (NY-25): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jim Walsh 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)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Rated 58% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Jamaal Bowman on Immigration
Democratic (District 16): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jamaal Bowman on other issues.
Anthony Brindisi on Immigration
Democrat (District 22): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Anthony Brindisi on other issues.
  • Law-abiding immigrants should be able to earn citizenship. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship. (Aug 2018)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Feb 2019)
Ann Marie Buerkle on Immigration
Republican (District 25): Click here for Ann Marie Buerkle on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Colia Clark on Immigration
Green Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Colia Clark on other issues.
  • All immigrants should have an equal right to citizenship. (May 2012)
Andrew Garbarino on Immigration
Republican (District 2): Click here for Andrew Garbarino on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kirsten Gillibrand on Immigration
Democratic Senator (NY); Democratic Candidate for President (withdrawn) : Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • Treat people humanely at border; decriminalize to do so. (Jul 2019)
  • Give asylum-seekers lawyers and community support. (Jun 2019)
  • We need a humane asylum application process. (Jun 2019)
  • For border security, but don't harm asylum seekers. (May 2019)
  • Split up functions of ICE. (May 2019)
  • 2000s: opposed amnesty for undocumented immigrants. (Apr 2019)
  • Treat asylum seekers humanely; reform process. (Apr 2019)
  • Reunite families ripped apart at the border. (Feb 2019)
  • In House, took hardline for border security, ICE funding. (Jan 2019)
  • Hadn't understood issues, changed views in Senate. (Jan 2019)
  • Pathway to citizenship gets immigrants connected. (Jan 2019)
  • Pathway to citizenship for DREAMers. (Jan 2019)
  • 2006: anti-illegal alien; 2019: diversity is our strength. (Jan 2019)
  • Reimagine ICE; support DREAMers. (Jan 2019)
  • Blue Dog: opposed sanctuary cities & opposed amnesty. (Jan 2019)
  • Central American migrant caravan is seeking asylum. (Oct 2018)
  • Get rid of ICE; separate anti-terrorism from border control. (Jul 2018)
  • 2007 SAVE Act: beef up border; oppose sanctuary cities. (May 2017)
  • 2010: moratorium on government immigration raids. (May 2017)
  • Government IDs for illegals as part of comprehensive reform. (Oct 2010)
  • Create a real path to earned citizenship. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposed amnesty; opposed driver licenses; required English. (Apr 2010)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Feb 2018)
  • Terminate national emergency at the Southern border. (Mar 2019)
Kathy Hochul on Immigration
Democrat (District 26): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kathy Hochul on other issues.
  • Once opposed driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. (Mar 2021)
  • 2007: No drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants. (Jun 2014)
  • Submit temporary guest worker applications online. (Nov 2011)
Chris Jacobs on Immigration
Republican (District 27): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Jacobs on other issues.
Mondaire Jones on Immigration
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mondaire Jones on other issues.
  • Immigrant rights are human rights. (Oct 2020)
  • Pro-immigrant, according to PVS survey. (Sep 2020)
Nicole Malliotakis on Immigration
Republican (District 11): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Nicole Malliotakis on other issues.
John McHugh on Immigration
Republican/Conservative Representative (NY-23): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John McHugh 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 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Charles Schumer on Immigration
Democratic Sr Senator (NY): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Charles Schumer on other issues.
  • Secure our borders; prohibit hiring illegal aliens. (Aug 2010)
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on limiting immigrant benefits & controlling borders more tightly. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting illegal immigrants from receiving FEMA benefits. (Jul 1994)
  • Provide funding for social services for noncitizens. (May 2006)
  • Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Sponsored allowing more visas for STEM college graduates. (Sep 2012)
  • Terminate national emergency at the Southern border. (Mar 2019)
Claudia Tenney on Immigration
Republican (District 22): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Claudia Tenney on other issues.
  • Protect our sovereignty by securing the border. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports constructing a wall to control our border. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports ban on resettlement of Syrian refugees. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports illegals returning to country of origin. (Nov 2016)
  • Strongly pro-border wall, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
  • Strongly pro-ICE, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
  • Anti-sanctuary city, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
Ritchie Torres on Immigration
Democratic (District 15): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ritchie Torres on other issues.
Ed Towns on Immigration
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-10): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Ed Towns on other issues.
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Antoine Tucker on Immigration
Republican Challenger: Click here for Antoine Tucker on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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