Immigration will be an issue in the 2016 presidential race, as it was in previous election cycles. In 2012, harsh rhetoric dramatically affected the Republican Party’s appeal with Hispanic and Asian voters — they lost over 70 percent of that vote in the presidential race — and among other immigrant-friendly voting blocs. Looking toward the 2016 election, factors such as shifting demographics and voter attitudes have increased the impact that a candidate’s position on the issue will have on his or her ultimate success at the ballot box.
Please check the below links for each candidate’s position on immigration:
Hillary Clinton: “I will go as far as I can, even beyond President Obama, to make sure law-abiding people in this country are not ripped away from their families.”
Bernie Sanders: “Until we can pass comprehensive reform, we must be aggressive in pursuing policies that are humane and sensible and that keep families together.”
Donald Trump: “We have at least 11 million people that came in illegally. They will go out. Some will come back, the best, through a process. They have to come back legally. It may not be a quick process, but I think that's fair. They're going to get in line with other people.”
Ted Cruz: “Yes, we should deport them [illegal immigrants]. We should build a wall, we should triple the Border Patrol. Federal law requires that anyone here illegally that’s apprehended should be deported.”
John Kasich: “The idea that we're going to deport all these people [illegal immigrants] is ludicrous, and everybody knows it.”