I was very pleased to see President Trump’s list of immigration principles and I support each and every one. Foremost among these principles are mandating use of the E-Verify system and ending the chain migration.
The White House has released a set of immigration principles that would increase border security, strengthen interior enforcement, including a requirement for all employers to use E-Verify, and reform the current green card system, including an end to chain migration.
Please pass legislation that would require all employers to use E-Verify. Mandating E-Verify will prevent illegal aliens from finding jobs and help Americans get back to work.
It is the duty and responsibility of the President and Congress to enforce our immigration laws. I am opposed to any attempt to trade enforcement for amnesty for the so-called dreamers to compete and take jobs from Americans and those here legally. We tried this trade in 1986 and the result is the 12+ million illegal aliens currently in the United States. It didn’t work then and it won’t work now.
The H.R. 3354 minibus spending bill would provide funding for the Departments of Homeland Security, State, Agriculture, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, among others. Several Members of Congress have offered immigration amendments that impact issues ranging from E-Verify to immigration enforcement.
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) announced last week that he will start a Discharge Petition in the House to force a floor vote on his BRIDGE Act that would make Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) permanent — the unconstitutional Obama executive amnesty that allows younger illegal aliens to receive work permits.
The House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to the Financial Services spending bill that would allow DACA recipients to compete with American workers for Federal jobs. So much for Congress putting American workers first!
It is not fair for the children of illegal aliens to receive U.S. citizenship at birth. The rest of the industrialized world has moved past this archaic system and I hope you will work to end it by supporting legislation that ends Birthright Citizenship, so that America is able to move past it as well.
Thank you for cosponsoring H.R. 38, The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. Please talk with your fellow Members and encourage them to cosponsor it as well. Remind them that this is one of the most popular bills in the Congress.
Sanctuary cities are out of control and put themselves, and illegal aliens, above the law. This disregard for the law has cost scores of innocent Americans their lives. H.R. 3003, legislation that would help to end this lawless activity, will receive a House floor vote this week and I urge you to support it.