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Tulsi Gabbard’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?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, 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?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Public statementsYes, but make it a high-tech surveillance barrier instead of a physical one

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Public statementsYes


Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Public statementsYes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

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

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Border Security

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

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, 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?

  Voting recordIncrease

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?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, unless they have committed a crime