Candidates and their stances on illegal immigration

The imperative to gain control of our nation’s own border has never been greater

NumbersUSA doesn’t endorse, but it does the in-depth fact checking research on issues and evaluates candidates, rating them on their positions as reported in the media or on their own official websites. These grades and ratings reflect what “hopefuls” say should be done about illegal immigration — looking at contradictions and changes in stances. NumbersUSA generally gives the most weight to the more recent statements and actions.

This is the interactive presidential hopefuls page. Moving your cursor over any of the scores will cause an explanation to appear.

Check out the positions of Arizona’s 9 congressional district candidates here. Where there is no previous history, click on the name of the candidate to see what statements they have made.

There is a green arrow pointing out “true reformers.” Among Arizona’s GOP congressional delegation, David Schweikert garnered that A+ grade. Trent Franks and Paul Gosar were each given an A.

The national congressional map can be viewed here in order to make comparisons on illegal immigration.

Check out Arizona’s 2012 U.S. Senate candidate’s positions here.

To understand the topic of illegal immigration and the fallacy of attempting to view it from a “humanitarian perspective,” watch this shortened version of Roy Beck’s celebrated Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs video — based on data from the World Bank and U.S. Census Bureau.  You won’t forget it, or the well-presented facts.

16 Responses to Candidates and their stances on illegal immigration

  1. Doc says:

    9TH Congressional Dist…so True Conservatives are stuck throughout the spectrum this time around choosing between th’ lesser of 2 evils…This race is a choice between Bad & ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE…WHATTA’ MESS!

  2. ZOO says:

    Numbers USA has little to zero credibility. In the Republican presidential debates Rick Santorum made some of the strongest statements against amnesty, and Numbers moved him from pre-debate “D” territory to post-debate “A” territory. I don’t buy into overnight changes such as that one, even for someone I admire.

    For Numbers to give Jeff Flake a “B” is beyond ridiculous. Here is someone that cuddled up with Illinois Democrat reconquista Luis Gutierrez to draft the “Strive Act” (Obama’s current illegal amnesty for “children”) in 2007, which was murdered by genuine conservative Republicans. Flake has a career-long history of illegal alien felatio. A few years back, Bob Mohan on KFNX had Flake on for an interview – in which he stood staunchly in favor of amnesty. Mohan then took listener calls, and one caller referred to Flake as a “disgusting American”, to which Flake just snickered.

    Numbers USA subcribes to the theory that politicians can change their positions on a dime – which most of us know is horse hockey. Look at amnesty pig McCain in 2007, to “I get it” presidential candidate McCain in 2008, then back to failed candidate amnesty pig McCain. Maybe Numbers USA would like to buy my used car.

    • CD9 says:

      I agree with Zoo, I have lost all faith in NUMBERS and everyday I berate them, as you all know I can. If they give Jeff McFlake anykind of endorsement that will be the end, I will be off their mailing list. I quit giving them money because of Rick Santorum.

      • ZOO says:

        CD9, it isn’t like Numbers fails 100%, Raul Grijalva and Ed Pastor have ratings of “F-” as they should. I thought Santorum’s debate remarks were absolutely sincere:

        ‘..some want to reward those illegals who have been here 25 years and working; if they’ve been here 25 years, they’ve been breaking the law for 25 years. And if they have been working, they’ve broken even more laws..’

        How can you get any better country boy logic than that? But, how many years did it take Santorum to get a “D” rating? Then it zooms to “A” after a couple of remarks in a debate? That is where credibility crashes and burns.

  3. PJ O'Malley says:

    This sentence needs a little work:
    “These grades and ratings reflect what “hopefusl” sayshould do about illegal immigration”

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      Thanks, PJ. It’s been corrected.

      We were up late last night. The baby has colic. Also a cowlick. Our fingers are fat. Sometimes our brains are not.

      Nevertheless we sincerely appreciate the fact that you are interested in making sure we remain cogent. As conservatives, that really is important to us.

  4. Kent says:

    I’ve seen the longer version of the Roy Beck gumballs video before. This shorter one is well editted and equally good. Thanks for this informative post. I can see I’ll be spending a good deal of time checking out the candiates.

  5. Sgt. Preston says:

    In AZ’s senate race, Jeff Flake, is shown to support the continuation of “chain migration” and is rated “indecisive“ on his support of amnesty. On the issue of “ending birthright citizenship,” he “failed to act” when in congress. He voted “No” on limiting importation of foreign workers anytime they would threaten the jobs or depress the wages of American workers. Swell! How does he differ from Democrat Carmona? Can someone rationally explain that to me? I’m a conservative and see no difference between the two on these issues.

  6. Fought For My Country says:

    Flake failed to act? Why? Were his inactions overt or covert? Unless I hear a sensible explanation, I will also “fail to act” for Jeff who appears Flaky. By the way, I have no ax to grind. I recently moved to Arizona.

    • LEO IN TSN says:

      Thank you for your service to US, Fought For My Country, and for you continuing patriotism. Here is a brief comparison of these senatorial candidates.

      Dr. Carmona, a medical doctor, served proudly in the US Army. McFlake didn’t. McFlake voted to homosexualize the American military, forcing commanders to allow flaunting in drag, gay “marriage’ ceremonies on base, gay personnel marching in Gay Pride Parades in uniform contrary to USCMC, forcing military chaplains to violate their own religions beliefs or be drummed out of the military for not going along, forcing soldiers to violate their beliefs and their loyalties to protecting America or be persecuted, prosecuted, imprisoned and discharged.

      Dr. Carmona volunteered to be a SWAT medic with the Pima County Sheriff’s SWAT Team, training and deploying with them into danger so he could attend to the deputies who might suffer traumatic attacks. McFlake worked in a think tank, and then ran for Congress.

      Dr. Carmona, on his personal time, intervened to save a female driver in a road rage incident. The aggressor turned on Dr. Carmona and began shooting at him. Dr. Carmona returned fired and killed the criminal. McFlake, on his personal time, goes on desert island jaunts with his inventory of tripods and his camera, taking beefcake photos of himself with his bleached blond hair, that he then flashes over the internet to his global buddies.

      Dr. Carmona tells the truth about himself and his liberal political views. McFlake, in his own words, lies to Republican voters to fool them. McFlake favors open borders, amnesty for illegal aliens including criminals and terrorists, cap & tax on American business, industry and households, more government & more gov’tal regulation, the gay agenda, and so on and on and on.

      Pick your poison.

      God bless America.

  7. CD9 says:

    I am in CD 9, I supported Travis Grantham, but Vernon Parker is getting my support in the election.

  8. Vino AZ says:

    Vernon Parker looks like Obama—no action, no opinion.

    Guess he will be voting present.

    • Frankly Speaking says:

      He’s also dumb as a stump and follows McCain’s directives like a pooch. But his Democrat opponent is a self described bi-sexual communist. Too bad Travis Grantham didn’t pull this off. There were just too many candidates and that allows the crap to seep through the cracks.

  9. JPD (@JPD321) says:

    Glad to see more people are calling into question Roy Beck of NumbersUSA. NumbersUSA exemplifies congressional scorers in that most have a hidden agenda. If you decide to research Beck further, start with John Tanton, a flaming white supremacist and the reason Roy Beck started NumbersUSA. I’m not saying some of his “numbers” don’t add up, it’s just the motive behind the drive which lends itself in part to Agenda21 concerning population control/reduction.

    Go to PatriotHQ or Google “Jeff Flake, Roy Beck NumbersUSA aka THE UTAH COMPACT – THE ARIZONA ACCORD”. To view a new post of old subject natter. On the blog there is a copy of NumbersUSA score card for Flake a “D+”, and a letter by Roy Beck himself calling down Flake.

    • Night Owl says:

      Thanks for direction to this major reproach of Jeff the Flake by Roy Beck at NumbersUSA.

      Here is the record that should concern Arizonans who feel their federal government has allowed their state to be flooded by foreign workers (including illegal ones): `

      ~ Rep. Flake has the 8th WORST career overall immigration-reduction grade among House Republicans, according to the NumbersUSA grading system.
      ~ He earns an F-minus grade for his support of increasing Chain Migration. He has never done anything to reduce it.
      ~ Rep. Flake earns another F-minus grade for 11 actions he has taken in support of allowing unnecessary foreign workers into occupations with Americans who have trouble finding jobs or who are experiencing wage depression.
      ~ And he earns an F-minus grade in the amnesty category.