I do not support illegal immigration or amnesty for illegal immigrants already in this country. Period. I support immigration, but people must do it legally. Amnesty rewards illegal conduct and only increases the number of illegal immigrants who try to enter America as we have seen in the previous amnesties in 1986 and 1996. As a former judge for over 22 years, I believe very strongly in the respect for the rule of law. I never let anyone get away with breaking the law and immigration laws should be no different. We must vigorously enforce the laws we already have on the books and make some of them stronger. As a new Member of the Judiciary Committee and Immigration Subcommittee in the 111th Congress, I will be deeply involved in these issues and will work tirelessly to secure our border and enforce the rule of law.