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

February 22, 2019 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
During the recent week-long February district work period, I had the opportunity to travel around Alabama’s Second District to spend time on the ground meeting with constituents and local leaders, visiting schools and businesses, and ultimately listening to the views and concerns of the people I represent.
February 5, 2019 Press Release
" I am eager to continue working with the Administration and my colleagues in Congress to deliver the results that the American people and Alabama’s Second District deserve.”
January 11, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
On Thursday, Representative Martha Roby (AL-2) spoke on the House floor to underscore the severity of the situation at the southern border, saying, “We are in the midst of a real crisis, and we must act now.”
January 10, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today spoke on the House floor to underscore the severity of the situation at the southern border.
November 30, 2018 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
With my seat on the House Appropriations Committee, I’m in a strong position to ensure that many of our Alabama priorities are properly funded from year to year. Border security is one of those priorities, and I am eager to get this important work done.
April 27, 2018 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Attorney General Sessions and I have made our position clear: Discriminating against companies for their important work to strengthen border security as directed by the federal government is unacceptable, and we will fight it every step of the way.
April 26, 2018 Press Release
Representative Roby asked the Attorney General what the Department of Justice plans to do about the recent reports that some city and state governments have passed laws and ordinances to “blacklist” federal contractors because they wish to work on bolstering the infrastructure at the southern border, including the construction of a wall.
March 7, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today applauded Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the Department of Justice’s actions against the State of California’s dangerous sanctuary policies.
February 9, 2018 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
I’ve signed onto my colleague Representative Bob Goodlatte’s (R-VA) bill, the Securing America’s Future Act, because I believe it represents what would be the best case scenario for our country.
January 31, 2018 Representative Roby In The News
Roby said big news for the district is that the Alabama National Guard’s 187th Fighter Wing at Danley Field in Montgomery has been selected for the Air Force’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter mission.