Issue Position: Stopping Illegal Immigration

Issue Position

If we don't know who is coming into our country, how will we know they don't want to harm us?

I believe in strengthening our borders with fences, increased surveillance, increased man power, detention facilities, and an increased commitment to FULLY enforce our laws - no excuses, no delays, and no second chances for those who break our laws. Amnesty is not an option.

Unlike our current Congressman, I won't support new benefits for illegal immigrants - that only entices more people to come to our country illegally. It's wrong, it makes no sense, and it is a policy that Texans reject.

We must also step up enforcement in the vast interior portion of our country. Houston has already seen the violence that can be brought to our streets by human smugglers, drug traffickers, and illegal immigrant gangs. We shouldn't have gun battles in our neighborhoods between these gangs and police officers being shot by criminal illegal immigrants.

I will work to help our local law enforcement get the funding and training necessary to help in our national fight against criminal illegal immigrants.

And I will support our border patrol and border sheriffs. It makes little sense to have good men under criminal prosecution for trying to protect us from human smugglers and drug traffickers while the criminals remain free. Agents Ramos and Compean should have their sentences commuted and be returned to their families.