James Jeffords on Immigration

Last Updated : Apr 28, 2010

Voting Record

The Secure Fence Act

The Secure Fence Act passed the Senate in 2006, and required the director of homeland security to take operational control over certain areas along the border in an effort to cut down on both violence and illegal immigration. The enjoyed broad support and passed the Senate in an 80-19 vote. James Jeffords voted against the Secure Fence Act.

James Jeffords voted against the Secure Fence Act.

Immigration Reform Act of 2006

In 2006, the Senate attempted to pass an immigration reform bill. S 2611 passed the Senate in a 62-36 vote with the support of about 40% of the Republicans and all but 4 Democrats. James Jeffords voted in favor of the Immigration Reform Act of 2006.

James Jeffords voted in favor of the Immigration Reform Act of 2006.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-109; Bill Number-S 2305; Citizenship Documentation and Medicaid Reimbursement - Cosponsor

A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to repeal the amendments made by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 requiring documentation evidencing citizenship or nationality as a condition for receipt of medical assistance under the Medicaid program.

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