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Below is the Ratings Grid for two brand new entries in the Presidential sweepstakes (Santorum & Johnson), somebody likely to enter soon (Daniels), plus a reminder of just how bad is the record of Newt Gingrich who formally announced his candidacy last week.

As with all our ratings, I emphasize that any of these Hopefuls can improve their grades with public statements and website postings. We review each Hopeful every week and make modifications in ratings and grades based on the latest developments.

If you like one of these candidates, you now know that you have your work cut out for you in trying to persuade them to adopt better immigration positions.

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You can always view ALL the Hopefuls by clicking on the big red button on our www.NumbersUSA.com home page, or go directly to:

http://www.numbersusa.com/content/action/2012-presidential-hopefuls-immigration-stances.html

That is also where you can click on any Hopeful photo and get a page of all the quotes and citations that went into each of the 12 ratings for that Hopeful.

PROBLEMS WITH THE LATEST ADDITIONS TO OUR PREZ GRID

I know that many have had some hope for former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) because he had a reasonably decent Immigration-Reduction grade during his tenure in the House and Senate.

But his B-minus was nothing to write home about. And his recent statements show a bias toward greedy employers and a callous indifference toward unemployed Americans.

In this time of soaring unemployment rates, Sen. Santorum continues to say this country needs more immigrant workers.

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) has the same exact compassionate blind spot. Given his record in Congress that earned him a grade of D, we don't have a lot of hope for him.

Former Gov. Gary Johnson (R-New Mexico) has thrown himself into the chase as a kind of really different candidate. But his platform on immigration differs from the dreary platforms of most of the rest of the Hopefuls primarily by his aggressive support for amnesty for illegal aliens.

Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-Ind.) is expected to announce soon whether he will pursue a candidacy. He has been getting a ton of media coverage. In anticipation, we have researched his immigration positions and found that he basically has been silent on most immigration issues. In the few places he HAS weighed in, his record is kind of mixed.

On the full grid of Hopefuls, you will find Daniels in the bottom section of Other Potential Candidates.

The fact that the field of Republican Hopefuls has hardly anybody willing to challenge Pres. Obama's platform of radically increased immigrant workers and amnesty is a sign that voters are not getting through to the politicians in the same way that business lobbies are.

If NumbersUSA members don't show up at the candidate events and visits to raise our immigration issues, who will?

ROY BECK is Founder & CEO of NumbersUSA

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Elections 2011

Updated: Thu, May 11th 2017 @ 4:33pm EDT

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