First and foremost, we must treat all people as fellow human beings. I support legal immigration. I admire and welcome those who come to our country legally and go through the process to become American Citizens. Our nation is better as a result of legal immigration.
I understand completely why people throughout the world want to come to America. Regardless of what the haters say about America being a systemically racist country, people of every race, ethnicity and culture know that America holds the promise of freedom, opportunity and the best hope for their families.
Unfortunately, we cannot afford to allow everyone who wants to come to America to enter. Our national debt is approaching $30,000,000,000,000 and growing by billions (and sometimes trillions) each year. It should be obvious to everyone that we are not meeting our current financial obligations to the people already living in our country. Our children, grandchildren and generations to come, will pay a very high price for our over-spending. If we can’t afford to provide for the people who are already here, why would we continue to allow others to enter illegally?
Any comprehensive immigration plan must be a bipartisan effort. As your representative in Congress, I will look for other members from both parties who are willing to work together to find solutions which protect Americans, the economy and jobs, while treating law abiding people who want to come to America with dignity and respect.
However, before we can fix our broken immigration system, we need to secure our borders. Here is my 5 point plan for securing the border:
Once our borders are secure, we can then fix the broken system by doing the following: