An Overview of Candidates in the May Primary

As of early April 2018,  many candidates have replied to the Oregon Abigail Adams Voter Education Project survey.  We’re seeing a significant gain in numbers of candidates who agree that ending sanctuary policies for illegal aliens is necessary.  Also, many candidates back additional measures for better immigration control.

This year these important offices which deal partly with immigration issues will be on the ballot:   Oregon Governor, Oregon Commissioner of Labor and Industries, 16 Oregon State Senators, all 60 Oregon State Representatives, and all 5 U.S. Representatives in Congress.  All of these are partisan offices except the Commissioner of Labor and Industries, which is non-partisan. 

OFIR will try to share available information on candidates supportive of immigration policies that serve the interests of U.S. citizens. Illegal and excessive legal immigration must be ended.

Candidates generally have campaign websites; these can be found in an internet search by including in the search term the candidate’s name and the word candidate, or candidate Oregon.  Often the campaign websites include an Issues section with statements on the issues the candidate considers important.  The absence of a statement or a very vague statement on immigration policy is an indication that the candidate might be uninformed about it or prefers to avoid the issue.  We encourage voters to write or call the campaign and ask that the subject of immigration be included on their website.  If the candidate does not, or will not, one might be concerned that if elected, that candidate could not be counted on to support positions important for immigration controls.

The Oregon Abigail Adams Voter Education Project survey included the following questions to candidates concerning their views on immigration policy.  One can check through the lists of candidates to find their answers if the candidate replied to the survey.

OAAVEP Questions for candidates, Oregon Governor and Oregon Legislature:  

10.  Do you support the repeal of Oregon’s sanctuary state law?

23.  Do you support an Oregon Constitutional amendment to require proof of citizenship to register to vote in Oregon?

42.  Do you support requiring all Oregon employers to use the federal E-Verify system to determine the employee’s work eligibility status?

OAAVEP Questions for candidates, U.S. Congress, House of Representatives:

22. Do you support requiring all Oregon employers to use the federal E-Verify system to determine the employee’s work eligibility status?

23. Do you support requiring proof that immigration law enforcement has been established before any form of amnesty is considered?

24. Do you support withholding federal funds to sanctuary cities that do not cooperate in federal immigration law enforcement?

25. Do you support spending public funds to benefit illegal aliens?

26. Do you support automatic citizenship to children born in the U.S. when both parents are not legal residents?

44. How would you propose screening war refugees to prevent potential terrorists from entering Oregon with them?