We are a nation of immigrants, but we are also a nation of laws, and those laws must be respected and enforced. We must have an immigration system that rewards those who play by the rules and come to America legally. When considering changes to our immigration system, we must promote and reward lawful behavior, not provide incentives to encourage illegal immigration.
As a United States Senator, I have introduced amendments to secure our borders by requiring the completion of a fence along our southern border and providing specific guidelines for the implementation of a biometric entry-exit system to track visa overstays. Rather than granting blanket amnesty while leaving the same problems in place, my amendments would actually help to fix our broken immigration system.