Illegal immigration creates an underground economy, places financial burdens on our communities, and endangers our national security.
Florida has the fourth-highest number of illegal immigrants in the nation-about 950,000 - costing taxpayers an estimated $2.2 billion a year.
Congress should reject amnesty and heed the call of the American people for border security to keep terrorists, drug lords and illegal gang members out of the United States.
We also need to prevent illegal immigrants from getting social security and other government benefits.
I support e-verify to help employers verify the status of workers.
And finally, we need to make English the official language.
The State of Arizona is responding to the federal government's failure to secure our borders and enforce our nation's immigration laws. I have written to President Obama asking him to withdraw the Department of Justice's lawsuit and work with the state to stop the flow of illegal immigrants.