Rick Boucher beats Fred Thompson on Immigration Report Card
Americans for Better Immigration (ABI) has given Fred Thompson a C for his career votes on immigration. Here are a few of the highlights.
Voted as part of the Senate Judiciary Committee to end chain migration and crack down on illegal immigration in 1996.
Voted in 1996 to continue chain migration
Voted to strip legal reforms from 1996 bill
Voted in favor of chain migration in 1996
Voted for a foreign worker bill with no anti-fraud measures in 2000.
As Committee member, produced H-1B doubling bill in 1998
Nearly doubled H-1B foreign high-tech workers in 1998
Voted in committee against including
worker safeguards in H-1B bill in 1998
Voted to allow firms to lay off Americans
to make room for foreign workers in 1998
Voted to grant amnesty to nearly one million
illegal aliens from Nicaragua and Cuba in 1997
In 1996, removed higher fines for businesses which hire illegal aliens
Tried to kill voluntary pilot programs
for workplace verification in 1996 (READ IT ALL)
Just for comparison - Webb and Warner both received a C-. My feckless trail building congressman Rick Boucher received a B-. Jim Moran had a C-. That puts Fred somewhere between Boucher and Moran on immigration.
McCain received a D. Ron Paul scored a B, Brownback a D.
Duncan Hunter and Tancredo both received A+ ratings.