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The quick guide to America’s 2016 Presidential candidates stances on immigration issues

Complete list of the 2016 Presidential candidate political stances on immigration issues

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s political views on immigration issues

Donald Trump is President elect of the United States. Trump was a New York City based real estate developer, television personality and author. Trump is an alumnus of Fordham University and the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.

Immigration issues

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. build a wall along the southern border? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, and Mexico should pay for it Source

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, until terrorist attacks decrease Source

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, and we should ban the use of sanctuary cities Source

Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, they should pay the same rate as out-of-state students Source

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, all illegal immigrants should be turned over to federal authorities and deported Source

Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, but allow them to stay Source

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Decrease, companies are currently taking advantage of this program to decrease wages Source

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s political views on immigration issues

Hillary Clinton was the Democratic Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Clinton served as United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, a U.S. Senator from New York State from 2001 to 2009 and First Lady of the United States under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001. Clinton is an alumna of Wellesley College and Yale Law School.

Immigration issues

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. build a wall along the southern border? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, and grant them citizenship Source

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, and they should also be eligible for financial assistance and scholarships Source

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, only if they are convicted of a violent crime Source

Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, just enforce the current border policy Source

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record Source

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Increase, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost Source

Jill Stein

Jill Stein’s political views on immigration issues

Jill Stein was the Green Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Stein is a physician and was a candidate for the Governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and 2010. Stein is an alumna of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.

Immigration issues

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country Source

Should the U.S. build a wall along the southern border? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, and we should adopt an open border policy Source

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional 

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and grant them citizenship  Source

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and they should also be eligible for financial assistance and scholarships  Source

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and abolish all national borders  Source

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, we should embrace the diversity that immigrants add to our country  Source

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, too many non-violent immigrants are being deported  Source

Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, make it easier for immigrants to access temporary work visas  Source

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record  Source

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government? stats discuss

Jill Stein has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Increase  Source

Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson’s political views on immigration issues

Gary Johnson was the Libertarian Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Johnson served as the governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003. Johnson is an alumnus of the University of New Mexico –Albuquerque.

Immigration issues

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. build a wall along the southern border? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional Source

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and the government should never subsidize healthcare Source

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, they should pay the same rate as out-of-state students Source

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, if they were born here Source

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, only if they are convicted of a violent crime Source

Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, make it easier for immigrants to access temporary work visas Source

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record Source

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government? stats discuss

Gary Johnson has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Increase, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost Source

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