Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Immigration

I continue to believe our nation’s immigration system is broken. Any efforts to reform our immigration system must begin by truly strengthening border security, enforcing the laws currently on the books, and removing incentives for illegal immigration.

As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, I have the opportunity to consider and debate immigration bills before Congress. One top priority of mine will always remain that I'm opposed to amnesty for illegal immigrants in any form.

I will oppose any attempt at reform that won't truly secure the border, and I will fight to ensure American taxpayers are not forced to pay for the addition of millions of illegal immigrants to the rolls of our assistance programs

I understand the strain placed on the American taxpayers by those who abuse our immigration laws. We must work to strike the balance between maintaining legal immigration which has benefited our nation for generations and curtailing illegal immigration.

The promise of freedom, opportunity and hope for a better life have been drawing people to this land for hundreds of years, which is something we should be proud of. However, if people truly want to become Americans then they must be willing to follow the legal process and abide by our laws. When we fail to enforce this basic and reasonable requirement, it undermines the rule of law and invites more immigrants to come here illegally.

More on Immigration

October 20, 2017 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
While we cannot control what happens on the other side of the Capitol, the House will remain focused on keeping our promises.
September 15, 2017 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
I believe our immigration policies should discourage illegal entry, not reward it.
September 14, 2017 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed an appropriations package that fully funds government operations for the next fiscal year.
September 13, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) today spoke in support of H.R. 3697, the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act, and said Congress’ first priority must be to keep Americans safe.
September 5, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby today released a statement on the Trump Administration’s announcement regarding President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
July 28, 2017 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Our House appropriations package that passed on Thursday restores critical funding for the military, and I am especially pleased it includes a much deserved pay raise for all military personnel.
June 29, 2017 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives today took action to keep Americans safe by passing legislation designed to combat violent crime by illegal immigrants and crack down on dangerous sanctuary policies.
June 27, 2017 Press Release
Congress is working with the Trump Administration to crack down on sanctuary cities and keep Americans safe, U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) said Tuesday.
March 31, 2017 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Just last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that sanctuary cities will no longer be eligible to receive grants from the Department of Justice. This was a good move.
January 25, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) today commended President Trump on his decision to issue executive orders on securing the southern border and enforcing immigration laws.