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.