Issue Position: Immigration

Issue Position

Date: Jan. 1, 2014
Issues: Immigration

Congressman McGovern recognizes the frustration many of his constituents have with our immigration policy and system, both citizens and immigrants alike.

It's a serious problem, and it requires a serious solution.

The Congressman supports immigration reform with four key components: First, we must improve the effectiveness of our border security to prevent people from crossing the border illegally. Second, we must crack down on employers who recruit, hire and exploit illegal workers. Third, we must develop a common-sense approach to people who are already here illegally, to bring them out of the shadows and onto a path to citizenship. And fourth, we must have an effective and efficient system in place to process, in a timely manner, the large volume of requests to legally visit or immigrate to the United States.