Issue Position: Immigration

Issue Position

Date: Jan. 1, 2014
Issues: Immigration

President Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill are getting ready to propose "Immigration Reform." But they really intend to grant Amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.

I am absolutely opposed to Amnesty. Of course, I know that my stand will bring charges of racism or being anti-Hispanic. That is non-sense as my wife is of Hispanic heritage. In fact, her great-great grandfather was the first president of Argentina.

Today we have an estimated 12 to 20 million illegal aliens living in the United States.

They have violated our borders and our laws. Their presence drives up the cost of education, health care, police and judicial services, and social services, and is an enormous burden on American taxpayers.

We must not reward illegal behavior with Amnesty.

Given that Barack Obama is President and that Democrats have large majorities in the House and Senate, and that some Republicans are also wrong on this issue, the battle is difficult.

But I want to go to Washington as your representative and fight for the future of our nation.

Here's what I believe:

We should welcome all who legally enter our nation. Our tradition is that we are a nation of immigrants. But we must not allow the pressure of illegal immigrants and their political supporters to subvert the rule of law.

We must secure our borders now. And we must protect American sovereignty from any movement to merge us into a North American Union.

We should not provide economic benefits to illegal aliens.

We should deport illegal aliens who commit felonies.

We should withhold federal funds from any city or state that declares itself a sanctuary for illegal aliens.

We should fine businesses that knowingly hire illegal aliens. If there are no jobs, they will self-deport.

We should end "birthright citizenship." Babies born in the USA to illegal aliens will not receive American citizenship.