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Candidate Positions on Immigration

Read the full responses from candidates below. “Answer option” is the choice given in the quiz, and “Candidate’s position” shows the candidate’s response to MPR News.

Question: What is your stance on immigration?
Michael CumminsMichael Cummins ANSWER OPTION: Legal immigration, fine; illegal immigration, we need to get it under control.

Jim OberstarJim Oberstar ANSWER OPTION: Our nation has benefited greatly from the contributions of men and women who have come to America in search of freedom and an improved standard of living. One only has to look at the recent Summer Olympic contributions of U.S. athletes and coaches who were not born in America. While I support legal immigration, it is imperative for our natiion to improve our efforts to prevent illegal immigration, and I support comprehensive immigration reform to secure our border, and provide a humane resolution regarding the status of undocumented workers and their families.