Issue Position: Illegal Immigration
One of the single biggest reasons for the record-low approval ratings of Congress is, no doubt, due to illegal immigration. Unregulated immigration puts undue strain on our health care, educational, and national security programs. Not to mention, it adds to the economic concerns that are already so prevalent in our country. Americans lack trust in their Congress because the Senate, the House and the President have failed to come together and resolve this crisis. Illegal immigration needs to be stopped immediately. This can be done by securing the border and creating deterrents for employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. It is only after we have stopped the flow of illegal immigrants in this country that we can begin to deal with the existing illegal immigrant population and reform the illegal immigration process. As a U.S. Senator, I will join with other leaders in Washington, regardless of their political party, to craft a viable, long-term solution.