Congressmen Brooks believes the federal government has been derelict in its border protection and immigration duties with both short-and long-term adverse effects. Illegal aliens receive free health care at America's hospitals, driving up health care costs and delaying emergency room care for American citizens. Illegal aliens get free k-12 education, driving up education costs by requiring more English as a Second Language instructors and disrupting education for American children. Illegal aliens take jobs in the blue collar trades, causing wage suppression and denying jobs for American workers. Congressman Brooks supports and will vote for any substantive measure that removes illegal aliens from America.