Immigration Reform

Our current immigration system is broken. We wouldn’t have 11 million undocumented people in this country if it wasn’t. We need long-term solutions that will benefit our nation and secure our future. I sit on the House Judiciary Committee which is working through different aspects of reform.

I believe we must first secure the border and have an immigration system that meets the needs of the economy. We must also enforce current laws.

Also, reforms must not reward unlawful behavior. I do not support amnesty.

I support a robust e-verify that allows employers to check if potential employees are legally permitted to work in the U.S.- and reduces undocumented workers reliance on in some cases unscrupulous employers.

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Discussing immigration reform with a group of pastors from the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Council, and other Members and Chairman Goodlatte of the House Judiciary Committee.