We are a nation of laws and our failure to effectively secure our boarders and enforce our immigration laws over the last ten years has had the effect of undermining our rule of law which underpins our entire civil society. As a sovereign nation, we must control and secure our borders. I adamantly oppose amnesty, regardless of the guise under which it is presented.
A rational and comprehensive immigration reform package must strike a balance so that we can protect America while acknowledging the important economic contributions legal immigrants make. Enforcement of the law is essential, and should send a clear message to immigrants in every country that the only path citizenship is through legal means. For these reasons I am a member of the Immigration Reform Caucus.