Illegal immigration has become an economic and national security problem in the United States. Our borders are not adequately secured, and our existing laws are not enforced. Austin believes that we should secure our borders, enforce our existing immigration laws, and remove those illegal immigrants who are in the United States unlawfully. He does not support amnesty programs. When the federal government fails to enforce its own immigration laws, Austin believes that states are entitled to enable local law enforcement to enforce federal law by identifying and removing criminal illegal aliens, just as Arizona has done. Austin is strongly opposed to the current lawsuit which the Obama Administration has brought against the state of Arizona. Austin does believe that legal immigrants who follow the proper procedures for citizenship should be welcomed into this country.