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GOP Candidates on the Issues

GOP Candidates on the Issues
GOP Candidates on the Issues

 

MITT ROMNEY

Immigration: Would build a fence along country's southern border with Mexico and crack down on employers who hire undocumented workers.

China: Would put tariffs on Chinese goods and declare China a currency manipulator.

Mideast: Would make Jerusalem his first foreign stop as president to show U.S. commitment to Israel. Says regime change is necessary in Iran.

Afghanistan: Says he would ensure troop levels were enough to secure gains and complete U.S. mission there. Troops should remain until U.S. commanders say job is done.

 

Ron Paul RON PAUL

Immigration: Wants increased border security; against amnesty for illegal immigrants. Opposes e-verify check on employees immigration status.

China: Says China is more capitalistic than the U.S. and the two countries' relations are on the right track.

Mideast: Would eliminate all U.S. foreign aid, including to Israel. Against U.S.-led Israel-Palestinian peace process and opposes sanctions on Iran.

Afghanistan: Has said he would bring most troops home from foreign posts as quickly as possible.

 

Newt Gingrich NEWT GINGRICH

Immigration: Wants to dispatch drones and move thousands of homeland security workers to border states.

China: Has supported U.S. trade with China but warns of consequences from China holding massive amounts of U.S. debt.

Mideast: Supports regime replacement in Iran. Says Iran’s nuclear program is a symptom of bigger problems.

Afghanistan: Against a sudden withdrawal from Afghanistan.

 

Rick Santorum RICK SANTORUM

Immigration: Supports building additional fences along U.S.-Mexican border. Against guest worker programs.

China: Says U.S. has a moral obligation to defeat China’s socialism and would toughen military stance toward China in South China Sea.

Mideast: Wants toughest sanctions yet on Iran and greater U.S. support for Iranian pro-democracy forces.

Afghanistan: Thinks troops should be withdrawn more slowly than President Obama is planning.

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