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Old 09-15-2007, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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On his campaign swing through Florida, Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson has hammered away illegal immigration, saying that America must secure its borders to ensure national security.

Friday, he went a step further.

Thompson, a former senator from Tennessee, said it might be time to reconsider the country's long-standing practice -- one prescribed by the Constitution -- of granting citizenship to any child born on U.S. soil.


Fred Thompson speaks out on immigration issues -- OrlandoSentinel.com
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Old 09-16-2007, 08:47 AM
 
Location: new mexico
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out of all th ecandidates, fred thompson is the only one i feel i can trust on many issues, but seems to me, this is the most important right now...good for him
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Old 09-16-2007, 09:36 AM
 
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I feel the exact opposite that you. I feel that Thompson will say and/or do anything to get the votes. He has already made the statements that he thinks of himself as the seond coming of Reagan, so to speak, and that means that he will willingly sign an amnesty bill. I don't trust a thing he says since he is nothing but an actor. I don't believ e a word he says.

The one I believe the most happens to be Tom Tancredo and Ron Paul. I am careful about Ron Paul though.
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Old 09-16-2007, 11:57 AM
 
Location: In an illegal immigrant free part of the country.
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On the Issues click on STATUS REPORT: for each candidate to see their voting record.

Many candidates like Fred Thompson say they want to secure the border but they also want to increase immigration. It seems like all of the politicians on both sides are for increasing immigration except Tom Tancredo and Duncan Hunter. Mitt Romney? I don't trust him yet.

Rudy Giuliani

• Declared NYC a sanctuary city, and crime fell. (Sep 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)
Change rule barring immigrants from running for president. (May 2007)
Supports Senate guest worker plan & path to citizenship. (Nov 2006)

John McCain

• 12 million illegals in country now is de facto amnesty. (Sep 2007)
• Amnesty is forgiveness; we offer fines; lines; & long waits. (Sep 2007)
No official English; Native Americans use own languages. (Jun 2007)
• Immigration reform needed for national security. (Jun 2007)
Hispanics serve our country, like every wave of immigrants. (Jun 2007) • America expects us to work on immigration together. (May 2007)
• Bipartisanship shows preparedness for presidency. (May 2007)
Change rule barring immigrants from running for president. (May 2007)
• Comprehensive reform requires temporary worker program. (May 2007)
Make possible for immigrants to do a job Americans won't do. (Oct 2004)
Give everyone in the world an opportunity to come to America. (Oct 2004)
• No more ballot initiatives against immigration. (Mar 1999)
• More help for legal immigrants when immigrating & once here. (Jul 1998)
• Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)

Voted YES 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 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)

• English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)

Mitt Romney

• Reduce federal funding to sanctuary cities. (Sep 2007)
• Z-visa is not technically amnesty; but is in fact amnesty. (Sep 2007)
• Enforce the law against 12 million illegals here now. (Jun 2007)
• Proposed Z visa allows illegal aliens to stay in America. (Jun 2007)
• Make English national language; communicate in Spanish too. (Jun 2007)
• McCain's plan gives special pathway to those here illegally. (May 2007)
• Keep rule barring immigrants from running for president. (May 2007)
• Tuition breaks encourage illegal immigration. (Nov 2005)

Fred Thompson

• Opposes amnesty in any form. (Jun 2007)
• Nation loses sovereignty if it cannot secure its own borders. (Apr 2007)
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)

Sam Brownback

• No new paths to citizenship, but reform bill ok if enforced. (Jun 2007)
• Toughen the borders & combine enforcement with legalization. (May 2007)
Increase legal immigrants & build a fence on Mexican border. (Mar 2007)
Raise the number of legal immigrants over time. (Feb 2007) • 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 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 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)

Mike Huckabee

Some anti-immigration advocates are based on racism. (Sep 2007)
• People are angry at government for failing to track illegals. (Sep 2007)
• Problems with McCain-Kennedy: credibility; secrecy; spending. (Jun 2007)
Allow in professionals as legal immigrants, but seal border. (Jun 2007)
• Change rule barring immigrants from running for president. (May 2007)
• Path to citizenship if illegals admit guilt & pay fine. (Jan 2007)

• Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
• Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
Import farm workers from Mexico. (Sep 2001)

Duncan Hunter

• Complete fence, despite difficulties, because it's the law. (Sep 2007)
• This administration has "the slows" on border enforcement. (May 2007)
• Keep rule barring immigrants from running for president. (May 2007)
• I built the 854-mile border fence and it cut down crime. (May 2007)
• FactCheck: 854-mile fence shifted crime more than cutting it. (May 2007)
• Hinting at amnesty causes a rush to the border. (Feb 2007)
• 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 NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
• Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
• Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)

Tom Tancredo
• It's not based on racism--it's about the rule of law. (Sep 2007)
• Consequences of immigration bill are survival of the nation. (Jun 2007)
• FactCheck: McCain's bill does not codify federal non-English. (Jun 2007)
• Enough is enough: timeout on LEGAL immigration. (Jun 2007)
• Keep law that bars immigrants from running for president. (May 2007)
• We already have scores of programs for legal immigration. (Mar 2007)
• We CAN deal with 20M immigrants by enforcing on employers. (Mar 2007)
• Parts of Miami are like a Third World country. (Dec 2006)
• Opposes chain migration from anchor babies citizenship. (Dec 2006)
• No net benefit from immigration; annual $70B loss. (Jun 2006)
• Eliminate "chain migration" where illegals bring in families. (Jun 2006)
• Supports employer verification in 2005 reform bill. (Jun 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 YES on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
• Voted NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
• Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)

Ron Paul
• Keep rule barring immigrants from running for president. (May 2007)
• 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 extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
• Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)

• Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
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Old 09-16-2007, 12:05 PM
 
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We are very interested in hearing more from Fred Thompson. We like his stand on issues that he has spoken about, so far. Will keep an eye open and and give him the benefit of the doubt. We do appreciate his statements concerning illegal immigration. Those immigrating to this country are welcome. AS long and only if they go through the process in the legal manner.
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Old 09-16-2007, 12:18 PM
 
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Right now for me it's between Tancredo, Paul, and Hunter. I'm certainly curious about Thompson, but at this point I'm not sure we can trust a former lobbyist.
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Old 09-16-2007, 12:28 PM
 
Location: In an illegal immigrant free part of the country.
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We are very interested in hearing more from Fred Thompson. We like his stand on issues that he has spoken about, so far. Will keep an eye open and and give him the benefit of the doubt. We do appreciate his statements concerning illegal immigration. Those immigrating to this country are welcome. AS long and only if they go through the process in the legal manner.
I really have no opinion on Thompson because we have not heard enough from him but we must also understand that the whole point behind foreign workers legal or illegal is to replace American workers with cheap foreign labor.

While they may take a stand against amnesty to get votes, if they are for increased "legal" immigration and increased HB-1 and HB-2 visas they will accomplish their goals for corporate America and still "look good" (as we are standing in the unemployment line).
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Old 09-16-2007, 01:16 PM
 
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I really have no opinion on Thompson because we have not heard enough from him but we must also understand that the whole point behind foreign workers legal or illegal is to replace American workers with cheap foreign labor.

While they may take a stand against amnesty to get votes, if they are for increased "legal" immigration and increased HB-1 and HB-2 visas they will accomplish their goals for corporate America and still "look good" (as we are standing in the unemployment line).
AGREED!!!!!!
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