List Of 26 Republican Congressmen Who Support Amnesty
Home  »  Culture War  »  List Of 26 Republican Congressmen Who Support Amnesty

Oct 1, 2013 Comments Off Toro520

CartoonRamirezGOPborderFenceAmnesty

1.       REP. MARIO DIAZ-BALART (R-FL)  2009 or earlier

One of the bipartisan “Gang of 7” working on a comprehensive immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship

2.       REP. SAM JOHNSON (R-TX) 2009 or earlier

One of the bipartisan “Gang of 7” working on a comprehensive immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship.

3.       REP. JOHN CARTER (R-TX) 2009 or earlier

One of the bipartisan “Gang of 7” working on a comprehensive immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship.

4.       REP. ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN (R-FL) February 6, 2013

“I’m in favor of a citizenship path.”  (via Real Clear Politics)

5.       REP. DARRELL ISSA (R-CA) February 6, 2013

“I think all of us Republicans know that we don’t want a class of residents that will never be offered an opportunity for citizenship. We’re the party of Lincoln, and the party of Lincoln would not accept people living in our country and not being citizens, or not being given the opportunity to become citizens.” (via Real Clear Politics)

6.       REP. RAUL LABRADOR (R-ID) March 20, 2013

“What I think should happen is for illegal immigrants to come out of the shadows, become legalized in some way and that status could lead in someway to legal residency and citizenship eventually but just the same as everybody else.” (via Politico)

7.       DON YOUNG (R-AK) April 5, 2013

“We believe this legislation should secure our border, streamline our legal immigration system and provide a clear and responsible path to citizenship for those already here.” (letter signed with Alaska Senators Murkowski and Begich)

8.       GREG WALDEN (R-OR) June 3, 2013

“If they pay a fine, if they true up in all their areas and then go to the back of the line, there’s probably a way then that they can get (citizenship).”  (via USA Today)

9.       REP. PETER KING (R-NY) June 5, 2013

“‘If you’re here legally, there should be a path to citizenship and so to that extent we’re on the same page.’ King clarified the comment Tuesday to the Daily News, specifically the ‘here legally’ qualifier, stating that he backs a path for country’s roughly 11 million otherwise law-abiding undocumented immigrants.” (New York Daily News)

10.    REP. PAUL RYAN (R-WI) June 6, 2013

“I do support what (the Gang of 7) are doing. I think they put out a good product. It’s good policy.” (via The Hill)

11.   REP. SPENCER BACHUS (R-AL) June 13, 2013

“Because I don’t think we ought to have two classes of long-term residents, I support a pathway to citizenship.” (via House Judiciary Committee)

12.   REP. DAVID VALADAO (R-CA) July 1, 2013

“Once you talk to the members and explain to them it’s a process, where they can work for it, appreciate it and someday become citizens –just like my parents did — most members begin to understand.” (via the Fresno Bee)

13.   REP. JEFF DENHAM (R-CA) July 9, 2013

“I am concerned with the Republican Party from a national perspective. We have very diverse districts around the entire nation, and I think how we handle the overall immigration issue could have dramatic impacts to the future of the Republican Party. …I think the Senate’s done a good job. ” (via Politico)

14.   REP. JAMES LANKFORD (R-OK) July 10, 2013

I wouldn’t prohibit forever (people from getting citizenship). I’m a Christian, and restitution and reconciliation’s a big deal. If you do something illegal or inappropriate you should be able to resolve that, face the penalty, clear it and be forgiven.” (via the Associated Press)

15.   REP. MICHAEL GRIMM (R-NY) July 10, 2013

Legalization ultimately leads to citizenship. That is the ultimate goal. ” (via YNN)

16.   REP. MICHAEL KELLY (R-PA) July 15, 2013

“Is there is a path to citizenship? I think there is. But I think our plan is about breaking it into separate pieces.” (via Face the Nation)

17.   REP. JOE HECK (R-NV) July 19, 2013

“I’ve said, and I’ve always said, that I think a tough but fair pathway to earned citizenship that doesn’t allow anyone to jump to the front of the line, that has certain benchmarks that need to be met, like the ability to show that you can support yourself and your family, that you can speak English, that you have a clean criminal and national security backgroundcheck, that I would support those.” (via KNPR)

18.   REP. DEVIN NUNES (R-CA) July 23, 2013

A survey of GOP House members’ offices conducted by the San Francisco Chronicle confirmed that Rep. Nunes supports a path to citizenship.

19.   REP. MIKE COFFMAN (R-CO) July 24, 2013

(Coffman) believes comprehensive immigration reform — increased border security and a provisional legal status for the millions of undocumented people living in the United States now — needs to happen mostly simultaneously. Then, when it has been proven the border is secure a pathway to apply for legal citizenship should be opened for all undocumented people, he said.” (the Denver Post)

20.   REP. DANIEL WEBSTER (R-FL) August 4, 2013

“On the same day Congress adjourned for a five-week break, U.S. Rep. Dan Webster did something he’s avoided for months: speak at length about immigration reform and declare his support for an approach that would give unauthorized immigrants a pathway to citizenship.” (Orlando Sentinel)

21.   REP. AARON SCHOCK (R-IL) August 5, 2013

I think that at some point, when the border is secured and people pay their taxes and they haven’t committed any violations of laws. They have been here for a provisionary period, then they can apply for citizenship.” (via YouTube video of a town hall event)

22.   REP. DAVID REICHERT (R-WA) August 7, 2013

“What about those folks who have been here 25 years? They have families here and kids…what do you do with those people?…I want them to pay a fine, there’s some penalties they have to through, steps that they are gonna go through. I want to hold them accountable and then they get citizenship and pay taxes…” (via KVI)

23.   REP. MARK AMODEI (R-NV) August 14, 2013

“At the end of 10 years, if you want to become a citizen, you go to the (federal immigration system) and start the process like anybody else. I don’t think that’s amnesty.” (via Gannett)

24.   REP. SEAN DUFFY (R-WI) August 20, 2013

“I think a fair system is this: allow those who have come without documentation a legal status…If they do want those rights (of citizens), they can apply, like any other person around the world, but that means they get to the back of the line.” (via WRN)

25.   REP. JASON CHAFFETZ (R-UT) August 21, 2013

“There should be a pathway to citizenship, not a special pathway and not no pathway, but there has to be a legal lawful way to go through this process that works and right now it doesn’t.” (via ABC 4)

26.   REP. CHRIS STEWART (R-UT), September 4, 2013

QUESTIONER: “Chaffetz said he agrees with the path to citizenship, not a special path and not no path, would you second that?”

STEWART: “I think that’s exactly right.” (via YouTube video of a town hall event)