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Mike Huckabee’s policies on immigration issues

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Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the United States?

  Party’s support baseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?

  Public statementsNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Public statementsYes, but it should not grant their parents citizenship

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Public statementsNo


Immigration  ›  Border Wall

Should the U.S. build a wall along the southern border?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Border Security

Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy?

  Public statementsYes, and allow border states to manage their own security policy

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

Should the US increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?

  Public statementsDecrease

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

Should undocumented immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to the United States be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

  Party’s support baseYes, unless they have committed a crime