Immigration legal and illegal, provides one of the clearest contrasts between the parties. While both Democrats and Republicans advocate various enforcement measures, most of the Republican contenders refuse to accept legalizing an estimated 22 million undocumented immigrants now in the U.S.; all the Democratic contenders support it. GOP candidates have highlighted their hard line approach, while Democrats have generally avoided the topic unless asked.
Below is a CNN summary of the candidates’ take on immigration. Click here to read more