State of South Dakota Archives: on Immigration

Jay Williams: Welcome Syrian refugees fleeing religious intolerance

Many Americans came to this country fleeing religious persecution and intolerance, and that led to a diversity of ideas and people--one of the United State's greatest strengths. Today, Syrian refugees are fleeing religious intolerance, and the terrorists driving them out of their home country want us to turn them away. But in the land of the free and the home of the brave, we must overcome our fears, and welcome our neighbors in need of help. The Republican party of 1956 had a platform that included a plank to provide asylum for refugees. While the Republican party has changed during that time, the values of the United States have not. Jay agrees with the Republican party of 60 years ago--we must welcome refugees.
Source: 2016 S.D. Senate campaign website on Syrian Refugees Apr 1, 2016

Gordon Howie: No pathway to citizenship until border is secure

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens"?

A: Oppose - Prior to securing the border, pathway to citizenship is irresponsible

Source: E-mail interview: 2014 S.D. Senate race with Sep 18, 2014

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2016 Presidential contenders on Immigration:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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