Archive for February, 2012

Romney for GOP Santorum vote record on immigration is bad

February 24, 2012

Rick Santorum’s voting record while a Senator was a pro immigration record for the most part. Santorum has not spoken up as much as Romney in debates on illegal immigration. Santorum missed a chance to speak on immigration to help those over 50 get jobs at the Detroit Economic Club.

http://www.votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/27054/rick-santorum/40/immigration

2006, Santorum voted against e-verify.

http://www.votesmart.org/bill/3750/8705/27054/employer-verification-amendment

Santorum voted for guest workers to get Green cards.

http://www.votesmart.org/bill/3743/8707/27054/employment-based-immigrant-visa-amendment

Legislation – Amendment Adopted (Senate) – May 17, 2006 (Key vote)

Title: Employment-based Immigrant Visa Amendment

Vote Smart’s Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment that specifies how an individual can petition for legal residence after being employed as a guest worker and after having maintained nonimmigrant status for four consecutive years.

Highlight:

-Allows an individual to petition for legal residence after being employed as a guest worker and after having maintained nonimmigrant status for four consecutive years.

Santorum voted to raise the H-1b cap in 2000.

Legislation – Bill Passed (Senate) – Oct. 3, 2000 (Key vote)

Title: American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act, 2000

Vote Smart’s Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that raises the annual cap on H-1B visas for highly skilled foreign workers, and for other purposes.

Highlight:

http://www.votesmart.org/bill/3069/7698/27054/american-competitiveness-in-the-21st-century-act-2000

Santorum voted for the big increase in H-1b in 1998.

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