Issue Position: Securing the Border & Enforcing Our Nation's Laws
Securing our borders and stopping the flood of illegal immigration into the United States must be the first priority of this Congress. The American people understand that securing our borders is critical not only to prevent terror attacks but also to re-establish basic respect for upholding our illegal immigration laws. We need to have stronger border protections and full enforcement of our immigration laws. America is a nation of immigrants, but we are also a nation of laws - those laws must be obeyed and enforced.
We must also ensure that taxpayer-funded benefits do not go to illegal immigrants. There have already been attempts in this 110th Congress to provide government benefits like welfare to illegal immigrants. I will continue to fight against any attempts to give illegal immigrants benefits that are paid for with your tax dollars.