Ted Strickland on Immigration

Last Updated : Aug 16, 2010

Summary

Governor Strickland supports amnesty for illegal aliens. He opposes state measures to enforce immigration law, such as in Arizona. He also allowed a large delay in enforcing license plate laws to continue a practice of illegal immigrants obtaining license plates. 

 

Opposition to Arizona Law

In an April 2010 article, Governor Strickland stated that he opposed Arizona's attempts to enforce valid immigration law and would veto similar legislation if it passed the state legislature.

 

License Plates for illegal aliens

In September of 2009, Governor Strickland came under fire for delaying a clamp down to ensure that illegal aliens did not obtain license plates.

Voting Record

Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2006

The Border Tunnel Prevention Act sought to impose a 20 year prison term on anyone building a tunnel to bring drugs or people across the border, and a 10 year term on anyone allowing a tunnel to be built on their property. The act passed almost unanimously in the House in roll call 469, but never came up for a vote in the Senate. Ted Strickland cast a "No Vote"

Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006

In 2006, an effort was made to pass legislation (HR 6095) to give state and local law enforcement \"the inherent authority to investigate, identify, arrest, detain, or transfer to federal custody aliens in the United States\". The legislation also cracked down on smugglers of illegal immigrants. While the legislation passed the house on roll call 468 with bipartisan support, it was tabled in the Senate and never came to a vote. Ted Strickland cast a "No Vote"

Secure Fence Act of 2006

Another piece of immigration law which actually passed in 2006 was called the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (HR 6061). The legislation was a series of requirements to monitor the border with both manpower and electronic surveillance. The legislation passed the house in roll call 446 with bi-partisan support. Ted Strickland cast a "No Vote"

Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005

In 2005, the House passed the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005. The act was an attempt to create a more secure border. The act passed the House in a 239-182 vote, but was not voted on in the Senate. Ted Strickland voted in favor of this legislation.

Ted Strickland voted in favor of this legislation.

Undocumented Alien Emergency Medical Assistance Amendments

The Undocumented Alien Emergency Medical Assistance Amendments was an attempt to amend the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 to impose conditions on Federal reimbursement of emergency health services furnished to undocumented aliens. The attempt failed in a 331-88 vote. Ted Strickland voted against the Undocumented Alien Emergency Medical Assistance Amendments.

Ted Strickland voted against the Undocumented Alien Emergency Medical Assistance Amendments.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.

References

[1] Website: The Columbus Dispatch Article: Strickland opposes immigration law Author: JIM SIEGEL Accessed on: 08/16/2010

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