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2016 Candidate Immigration Policies, Ranked

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Immigration has emerged as one of the central themes of the 2016 election. As a public issue, it's generated a huge amount of controversy and media reactions. The 2016 candidates for president have a wide range of policies on immigration, with everything from some kind of amnesty to the building of an elaborate border fence or wall to mass deportation of illegal immigrants.

Virtually every candidate has revealed at least some of their plan to deal with the issue of illegal immigration. Here's your chance to rank all of the immigration policies of the 2016 candidates from the ones you think are the best to the ones that are the absolute worst.
  • Ended campaign on March 15, 2016

    - Supports building of a wall, along with E-Verify entry/exit system.

    - Rejects repeal of birthright citizenship, though is concerned about immigrants coming to the US for the purposes of having a child.

    - Wants a pathway to citizenship implemented, and has voted for bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform.
    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
    • Party (if partisan): Republican Party
    • Titles: Senator

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  • Bernie Sanders
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    - Favors comprehensive immigration reform.
    - Opposes building of border fence or wall.
    - Would increase wages and legal protection for temporary or migrant workers.
    - Would revise free trade agreements like NAFTA and CAFTA.
    • Age: 79
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Titles: Mayor, Member of Congress, Senator
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  • Jeb Bush
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    Ended campaign on February 20, 2016

    - Has gone back and forth on support for a pathway to citizenship for children brought to the United States by their parents.

    - Would implement E-Verify system to help track immigrants.

    - Does not support a fence, but would increase power of Border Patrol.

    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Midland, Texas, USA
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Titles: Governor

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  • Ended campaign on February 1, 2016
    - Opposes deportation of children born to illegal immigrants.
    - Would sign comprehensive immigration reform.
    - Has supported tuition discounts for children brought to the country illegally by their parents.
    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 202
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Titles: Mayor, Governor

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