Our nation’s immigration system is broken. While our nation is one of immigrants, it is also one of law and illegal immigration continues to threaten to our national security.
The first step to reforming our immigration system is enforcing the laws we already have to discourage illegal immigration. We can do this by ensuring that all jobs are only made available to those authorized in the United States by requiring the use of the E-Verify program. This must be coupled with guest worker reform to ensure those unable to fill their jobs with American workers have access to a legal workforce.
We also must secure our borders. As a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, I had the opportunity to see the dire situation at the Southwest border firsthand and got a real sense of the threats coming through the border.
Immigration reform is far too important to be enacted unilaterally by a single person. That is why I have voted to ensure the president is not able to execute his unconstitutional executive orders to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants who have broken our laws.