Immigration

Joe Biden (D)

• Supports a pathway to citizenship for the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants now living in the U.S., including DREAMers
• Supports boosting security at ports of entry
• Make all DREAMers citizens immediately
• Supports increasing foreign aid to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala in an effort to reduce the flow of asylum seekers to the U.S.
• Increase the number of refugees accepted annually
• Keep crossing the border a criminal offense
• Grant immigrants with a Phd green cards

Michael Bloomberg (D)

• Believes the country needs “an awful lot more immigrants rather than less” to fill jobs the country needs and to improve our economy
• Advocate for welcoming immigrants and fixing the broken immigration system
• Against the Trump administration policy of family separation at the border

Pete Buttigieg (D)

• Supports a pathway to citizenship for the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants now living in the U.S., including DREAMers
• Modernize our immigration laws to reflect today’s humanitarian and economic needs
• Meet target of 110,000 annual refugee admissions set during the Obama administration
• Increase funding for border security
• Against the Trump administration policy of family separation at the border
• Does not support detaining asylum-seeking families until their asylum claims can be processed
• Supports using technology to secure the Southern border
• Change crossing the border from a criminal offense to a civil offense
• Supports increasing foreign aid to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala in an effort to reduce the flow of asylum seekers to the U.S.
• Restructure ICE

Tulsi Gabbard (D)

• Supports a pathway to citizenship for the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants now living in the U.S., including DREAMers
• Against the Trump administration policy of family separation at the border
• Does not support building any more wall along the Southern border

Amy Klobuchar (D)

• Supports a pathway to citizenship for the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants now living in the U.S., including DREAMers
• Increase the availability of skills-based visas
• Use technology instead of a physical barrier to secure the Southern border
• Would support additional wall funding as part of a broader immigration bill that includes other things such as a pathway to citizenship
• Supports increased funding for border security and enforcement
• Against the Trump administration policy of family separation at the border
• Meet target of 110,000 annual refugee admissions set during the Obama administration
• Supports increasing foreign aid to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala in an effort to reduce the flow of asylum seekers to the U.S.
• Restructure ICE
• Rescind the travel ban

Bernie Sanders (D)

• Supports a pathway to citizenship for the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants now living in the U.S., including DREAMers
• Restore the legal protections DREAMers had under DACA and expand the program to cover their parents as well
• Supports work visa reform to stop misuse of workers for cheap labor
• U.S. should secure border the Southern border without adding any more wall
• Youth eligible for DACA should get immediate legal status
• Change crossing the border from a criminal offense to a civil offense
• Does not support detaining asylum-seeking families until their asylum claims can be processed
• Supports increasing funding for border security and for the immigration court system to better process asylum claims
• Meet target of 110,000 annual refugee admissions set during the Obama administration
• Restructure ICE

Tom Steyer (D)

• Supports a pathway to citizenship for the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants now living in the U.S., including Dreamers
• Take executive action that could allow DREAMers to obtain legal status if Congress does not pass legislation
• Expand and strengthen legal services for immigrants seeking assistance
• Overturn the travel ban
• Change crossing the border from a criminal offense to a civil offense
• Against the Trump administration policy of family separation at the border
• Does not support adding any more wall along the Southern border

Donald Trump (R)

• Wants to build a wall along U.S.-Mexico border
• Has threatened tariffs against Mexico to ensure stricter immigration control on their end
• Reinforce border security by hiring 5,000 more border patrol agents
• Supports deporting current illegal immigrants
• Believes illegal immigration hurts the U.S. economically and increases crimes and drugs
• Supports offering three years of DACA protection in exchange for wall funding
• Has curbed the number of legal-asylum seekers

Joe Walsh (R)

• Wants to build a wall along U.S.-Mexico border
• Against the Trump administration policy of family separation at the border
• Allocate more resources towards dealing with asylum cases more urgently
• Be tougher on those who try to illegally enter the U.S.

Elizabeth Warren (D)

• Supports a pathway to citizenship for the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants now living in the U.S., including DREAMers
• Provide legal counsel for children being deported
• Does not support adding any more wall along the Southern border
• Does not support detaining asylum-seeking families until their asylum claims can be processed
• Supports increasing foreign aid to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala in an effort to reduce the flow of asylum seekers to the U.S.
• Meet target of 110,000 annual refugee admissions set during the Obama administration
• Change crossing the border from a criminal offense to a civil offense
• Restructure ICE
• Ensure employers can’t exploit undocumented workers

Bill Weld (R)

• Against Trump's current deportation policies
• Supports a form of legal status for undocumented immigrants
• Broader access for visas and working permits

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