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Candidate Positions on Immigration

The following positions reflect those used for each candidate in the Select A Candidate survey. They come from the candidates; public statements, Web sites, and responses to Minnesota Public Radio questionnaires. In some cases, candidiates have failed to respond to inquiries, and their position is noted as "No known opinion."

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.