The issue of Immigration is important to our district and to my work in Congress.
The United States is a nation of immigrants. People have come here from all over the world in pursuit of the American dream. Our nation was founded by immigrants and established on the notion that the United States could provide opportunity to all who sought it. I support legal immigration and those who come to our country and abide by our laws and process in order to secure citizenship.
Illegal immigration undermines our law, our labor force, and it is a national security threat. I oppose direct amnesty – it is unfair to reward those who break the law, while punishing those who respect and follow the laws of our country. First and foremost, we must secure our borders and enforce the immigration laws already on the books. A failure to secure our borders presents a greater national security threat.