Now more than ever, as America faces the threat of terrorism, we must ensure that our nation's borders are secure. As a member of the House Immigration Reform Caucus, I have been working with my colleagues to address the problems in our current policy. I strongly oppose any proposal to grant amnesty to illegal aliens. Today, there are nearly 8-10 million illegal aliens in the United States. At this critical juncture, we need to improve enforcement of our immigration laws and support provisions that make the legal immigration process viable.
I am committed to reducing illegal immigration into our country, and promoting legal immigration. I support more limited and verifiable forms of immigration. Throughout our history, immigrants have made important scientific, cultural and political contributions to the United States. I believe immigration policy must ensure that the contributions of law-abiding individuals are not eclipsed by the negative impact that illegal immigration may have on our country.