For my part, I oppose amnesty, support securing our borders and requiring businesses to use the E-Verify background check system.
I oppose granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants because it is unfair to those who have entered our country legally and an affront to the laws that we have established governing immigration and citizenship. This includes ensuring that illegal immigrants are not covered under any federal health care reform measure.
Instead of rewarding illegal behavior, we need to crack down on illegal immigration and secure the border. The American people support securing our borders first. Border security must be our highest priority.
To this end, I am proud to have voted for the new law providing $10.1 billion for Customs and Border Protection, including $800 million for Southwest border security fencing, infrastructure and technology, an $1.5 billion for identifying and removing from the United States criminal aliens once an immigration judge has ordered them deported.
Finally I strongly support requiring businesses to use the E-Verify background check system. By strengthening the E-Verify system employers would be less inclined to hire undocumented or illegal immigrants.
Rest assured as your Congressman in Washington, I will continue to reject amnesty, fight to secure our borders, and work toward a mandatory E-Verify background check system.