Issue Position: Immigration

Issue Position

Border security is a crucial aspect of the new global war on terror. Right now people in the world who seek to do us harm are trying to exploit our every weakness and challenge the protection of our borders. I support a reasonable immigration policy which allows us to determine who is coming into our country, and for what purpose. We must remember that our country was founded on the principles of opportunity and freedom; that is, the freedom to create opportunities for a better life. However, those individuals who come here illegally should not be allowed to remain. I do not believe that amnesty in any fashion is an appropriate way to turn the tide of illegal immigration. We must have a system that rewards the legal immigration of those who wish to become productive members of our communities.