Illegal immigration is a serious problem in the United States, with the number of illegal aliens growing each year. These illegal aliens stress infrastructure and programs designed to support American citizens. Throughout my time in office, I have supported efforts to strengthen border control and security in order to stem the influx of illegal immigrants across our nation’s borders. We must also reduce incentives for illegal immigrants to come here, which is why I introduced HR 1249 – The No Free Rides Act. This legislation prevents illegal immigrants from accessing the Earned Income Tax Credit under President Obama’s illegal executive orders granting amnesty.
While it is true that America is a nation of immigrants, it is also a nation of laws. Granting any sort of amnesty to illegal aliens would only reward criminal behavior and further encourage the type of actions we are seeing along our borders. As your Congressman, I have and will continue to support efforts to curtail the flow of illegal immigrants into our country, and will not support any form of amnesty for illegal immigrants currently in the United States.