Comparing Candidates on Worker-Protection Immigration Stances
* = Incumbent
End Sanctuary Policies
Should sanctuary policies be barred in your state and its municipalities so they can’t shield illegal aliens from federal immigration laws and apprehension?
Bar Gov't Subsidies for Illegal Aliens
Should your state bar government subsidies (i.e. mortgages, in-state college tuition) for illegal aliens?
Bar Public Housing for Illegal Aliens
Should applicants for publicly-subsidized housing be required to submit proof of legal residency prior to being approved?
Should all in-state government agencies and their contractors be required to use the Federal government's automated, rapid-response system (E-Verify) to verify the legal status of new employees to remove the jobs magnet from illegal immigration?
Bar Driver's Licenses for Illegal Aliens
Should your state bar driver’s licenses for illegal aliens?
Encourage Local Enforcement
Should local law enforcement be encouraged to help federal immigration agents enforce existing immigration laws?
Ratings are based on responses to our survey or on candidate statements on campaign websites and in news reports. Incumbents are also rated on their congressional votes and co-sponsorships, primarily in the last two years. A Grade Letter above a photo indicates the latest in-Congress immigration grade for the incumbent in the race or for a person who previously served in Congress. You can learn more about candidates' positions by clicking on their names. NumbersUSA does not endorse candidates.
- What if my candidate hasn't completed a survey?
If your favorite candidate has not completed a survey, there are several things you can do.
- Download a copy of our survey and hand deliver it to the candidate's campaign office or email the attachment.
- Or if you don't want to download a copy of the survey, you can copy the link and email it to the campaign office: https://www.numbersusa.com/numbersusa-congressional-candidate-survey/
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- What is a “True Reformer”?
A “True Reformer” is a candidate who PROMISES to support all or nearly all of NumbersUSA's top immigration priorities. In most instances, “True Reformers” have completed our Immigration-Reduction Survey, but there are a few incumbents who have also earned the “True Reformer” label through their actions in Congress, most notably by sponsoring all five of our “5 Great Immigration-Reduction Bills.”
The survey is not the final determinant. If we find sufficient actions and comments by a candidate that are contradictory to what has been stated on the survey, we replace the survey answer with a colored circle that indicates what we rate as the candidate's true position.
- What do the symbols mean?
Go to the bottom of the candidate comparison grid to find the full KEY that explains each symbol. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
GREEN: Supports lower immigration.
RED: Supports higher immigration.
YES and NO icons: These are the answers candidates gave us by completing our Immigration-Reduction Survey. Note that these are what candidates PROMISE to do if elected and are not based on past actions.
CIRCLES: If candidates don't fill out our survey, we rate them based on past actions and/or statements they have made in the media or on their websites.
Be sure to click on candidates' names below their photos to see notes they have written to amplify any of their answers, and to see links to statements that we have found and used to determine our ratings.
- What does a letter grade above a photo mean?
If candidates are current or former Members of Congress, a shield with their grade is located above their photo. The grade posted for incumbents is their grade for this Congress (2015–2016) only, while former Members have their career grade posted.
- Who should I vote for?
NumbersUSA does not endorse candidates, but we do tell you who has the best positions on immigration. Simply, the more green icons that candidates have on the grid below, the more likely they will be to reduce overall immigration and foreign-worker competition (both illegal and legal).
Voters will also want to make the usual assessments about a candidate's character and leadership abilities. You will also want to click on the name below the candidates' photos to see any notes that they wrote on survey and any links that we have provided to their public statements and websites.