Mark Warner on Immigration
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor
Send migrant kids back to Central America, after processing
Both men agreed that migrant children should be sent back to Central America: Gillespie declined to take a position on the bill introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), which would prohibit any further expansion of Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals, a program that shields some young undocumented immigrants from deportation. "I have not seen the bill," said Gillespie. "I haven't seen Sen. Cruz's bill, but I think President Obama overreached, and we're seeing the consequences today.
The compassionate response is to make clear, 'Don't keep doing this, don't keep sending these children here, because they are not going to be afforded American citizenship,'" he added. "The most compassionate thing we can do is for them to return to
Warner emphasized the need to speed up the processing of these children, but he said "many of these children will be sent home. That process will result in some of those kids going back, but there ought to be a process," he said.
Source: Politico.com weblog on 2014 Virginia Senate debate
, Jul 26, 2014
Federal failure on immigration means states must take action
Recognizing the failure of the federal government to meet its commitments in curbing illegal immigration, Gov. Warner took aggressive action:
- 2003: signed legislation requiring proof of legal residency before obtaining or renewing a driver’s
- 2004: approved legislation detaining illegal immigrants already convicted of felonies for 72 hours without bond until federal agents arrive.
- 2005: banned illegal immigrants from receiving state benefits such as Medicaid and welfare
Source: 2008 Senate campaign website, markwarner2008.com, “Issues”
, Mar 9, 2008
Limit social payments to immigrants; support English
Supports the following principles relating to immigration:
Source: 1996 Congressional National Political Awareness Test
, Jul 2, 1996
- Restrict the eligibility of legal immigrants for certain social programs (i.e. AFDC, HUD housing, food stamps, etc.).
- Promote learning of English by immigrants.
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George W. Bush (R,2001-2009)
Bill Clinton (D,1993-2001)
George Bush Sr. (R,1989-1993)
Ronald Reagan (R,1981-1989)
Jimmy Carter (D,1977-1981)
Gerald Ford (R,1974-1977)
Richard Nixon (R,1969-1974)
Lyndon Johnson (D,1963-1969)
John F. Kennedy (D,1961-1963)
Dwight Eisenhower (R,1953-1961)
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