Securing Our Borders
I will work to secure our borders by supporting fence construction along portions of the border where most illegal immigrants cross, a wider “virtual fence” of surveillance cameras, motion sensors, other high-tech surveillance devices, and the increased presence of more Border Patrol officers.
Illegal immigrants are breaking the law. It is wrong to reward this illegal behavior by granting amnesty to the millions of illegal immigrants within our borders.
Supporting Law Enforcement
I will work to increase the number of Border Patrol officers and Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) agents. I will also advocate for additional resources for local law enforcement so that they can assist the Federal government in enforcing immigration law.
Verifying Residency Status
I understand that employers should have an easy and effective way to verify the residency status of employees. Immigrants should be allowed to work, but only if they are here legally. Employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants must be held accountable. Furthermore, discrepancies between workers’ Social Security numbers and names must be resolved quickly at the Federal level so that employers can make timely and informed hiring decisions.