Tim Scott has sponsored legislation that is modeled after Arizona's law to tackle the illegal immigration issue.
South Carolina has been particularly hit hard by illegal immigration. Each year, our hard-working families spend upwards of $186 million to educate, provide medical care, and incarcerate illegal aliens. As a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, Conservative Tim Scott supported one of the toughest immigration legislations in the nation.
In Congress, Tim Scott will make strict immigration reform his top priority. He will fight to remove the incentives, like taxpayer-funded health care and education, that attract illegal immigrants to our state. Tim will also work hard to make sure our state law enforcement agencies are given the proper training and tools they need to enforce all immigration laws already on the books. He is also committed to strengthening penalties for employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.
We are a nation of immigrants, but we are also a nation of laws. We should insist on patriotic assimilation by making English the official language of government, and insisting that new immigrants learn English.
Washington, D.C. Politicians have failed us. They have proven time and again that they cannot be trusted to enforce our nation's immigration laws. And like always, they've passed the burden on to states like ours.