Seal The Borders & Implement A Real Solution!
The problem of illegal immigration presents two clear issues. The first is national security. The second is the economic burden placed on our society. This problem is creating enormous strains on taxpayers and state budgets.
Like you, I have grown tired about hearing the problem, and am ready for a viable solution that will allow our country to move forward. So, let’s talk about solutions.
I believe that there are several key points that must be addressed:
Seal The Border – the borders needs to be sealed as the first step. We need to utilize technology and armed guards, and this can be made possible as part of my recommended plan to close the majority of our 700 military bases overseas and bringing the troops home. Our Government’s first priority is to protect America
No Amnesty – we have a rule of law in this country, and when an illegal alien sets foot on our soil without going through the proper process, they have broken the law. I cannot support a moral hazard by providing those here illegally with a free pass to citizenship
Proper Assimilation – many of our ancestors came through Ellis Island with little money and big dreams. They were here to become Americans. This meant learning English, getting jobs, and not draining society’s resources but growing them. Today, there is too much concession. Those coming to this country to become citizens need to learn English, which I support in becoming our national language, and know OUR history. They need to adapt and assimilate into our society, not the other way around
Meeting The Needs Of The Economy – our immigration policy needs to be aligned with the needs of our economy. Today, our population growth is very slow, due in large part to our Government’s policies that promote irresponsible childbirth, rather than creating incentives for those who should be having children (e.g. elimination of tax credits). While I believe that we need to address this policy problem, we must recognize that in order to maintain future economic growth, and meet our entitlement obligations (click here to read my views on addressing the entitlement problems), we need a growing population.
That said, we should not just be importing lesser- educated workers. We need to bring in those workers needed to match the needs of the economy. Other Western countries are competing for higher educated workers to meet selective needs, and given that America is the land of entrepreneurship, we need to welcome them into our country, which is where they really want to come.
Although I would want to better understand certain areas of the plan, I do like the approach that Mike Pence, the well-respected congressman from Indiana, has laid out, and would like to work with him on making it a reality. He takes a step-by-step approach to dealing with the problem and offering solutions. Click here to review.
As your representative, I will work hard to offer Americans a real solution on immigration. Our country was founded with immigrants, and I believe that those who are hardworking, meet the needs of our economy, and are ready to assimilate into our society, should be given the opportunity to come to the best country on earth. In addition to immigration reform, the Fair Tax (click here to learn more), which I support for many reasons, is a consumption tax, which even those who are here illegally would pay. As a taxpayer, we share the same anger with providing those who broke the law free services with our money.