Screen shot 2016-02-29 at 2.19.12 PMOhio Governor and former U.S. Congressman John Kasich is seeking the Republican Party’s nomination for president. While Kasich has not issued an immigration platform, FAIR offers the following analysis of Governor Kasich’s statements on the following five key immigration issues: amnesty; legal immigration; border security; interior enforcement; and taxpayer benefits to illegal aliens.

Amnesty: Kasich supports amnesty for the 12 million illegal aliens in the country. In October 2015 he called illegal aliens “a critical part of our society” who “should have a path to legalization.” Kasich has said “whether you take the final step to citizenship, that’s a whole other question but I’m not closed to anything.” According to Kasich, illegal aliens living in America “contribute a lot” to the country.  Additionally, Kasich emphasizes keeping “families together and to give them a good place in American society.”

Read more of this analysis on John Kasich’s stand on immigration on FAIRus.org: Where Do the Presidential Hopefuls Stand on Immigration?