Immigration & Homeland Security
Legal immigration has played an important part in our nation’s history. We have welcomed those who seek to be a part of this great American experiment as long as they respect our culture and laws. Ultimately, however, the purpose of our nation’s immigration system is to benefit the citizens of our country and I will only support immigration policies that benefit Americans as a whole.
However, a nation of law and order cannot allow individuals to bypass its borders or abuse the system to remain in the country. We need to secure our southern border, stand with Border Patrol, and protect the families and communities who call the border region home. President Biden’s executive orders will weaken protections at our southern border, inviting more illegal immigration and empowering the cartels by allowing the free flow of drugs across our border.
In addition to a physical border wall, we should utilize the most advanced technology to assist Border Patrol agents in their effort to keep our nation secure. We also need to invest in expanding the immigration judicial system to allow for more judges to handle the increased cases at the border. Congress must take action to fix our worker visa programs, so they put the interests of Americans first.
Protecting Americans from Unnecessary Spread Upon Entry (PAUSE) Act – The PAUSE Act would keep Title 42 border health protections in place until all COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Protecting Americans from Foreign Criminals Act – This legislation would require comprehensive background checks for all illegal aliens who are detained in the U.S., and would prevent the release of any alien prior to the completion of their immigration case if they have any criminal convictions, terrorism, cartel or gang ties, or cannot be properly vetted.
Repaying the Rural Borderlands Act – This legislation would reimburse ranchers, farmers, homeowners, small businesses, and other property owners for the cost of damage or personal harm caused by illegal immigrants on or to their property. The bill would also compensate state and local governments for the cost of feeding, housing, and transporting aliens upon release from federal custody.
Defending Our Defenders Act – This legislation would make the murder of a state or local law enforcement officer a federal crime punishable by life in prison or the death penalty.
Securing the Homeland from International Entrants with Life-threatening Diseases (SHIELD) Act – This legislation would preserve America's ability to enforce health protections and prevent a surge of COVID-19 from illegal crossings at our southern border.
Letters related Immigration and Homeland Security
September 8, 2021 - Letter to President Biden on Vetting the Afghan Refugees
September 2, 2021 - Letter to Secretary Mayorkas on the Afghan Nationals Hurried Evacuation
August 3, 2021 - Letter to Governor Grisham in Deploying the National Guard
July 30, 2021 - Letter to Secretary Mayorkas Handling COVID-19 on the Border
July 28, 2021 - Letter to President Biden on the Southern Border Wall
July 26, 2021 - Letter to Secretary Mayorkas Regarding Fake Information on SEVIS
June 24, 2021 - Letter to CDC and DHS Regarding Title 42
June 22, 2021 - Letter to Vice President Harris
June 16, 2021 - Letter to HHS Regarding Border Crisis
June 3, 2021 - Letter to Senate Opposing President Biden's Nominees
June 2, 2021 - Letter to Chair Maloney Regarding Border Crisis
May 24, 2021 - Letter to VP Harris Regarding Border Security
April 19, 2021 - Letter to DHS Regarding Border Crisis
March 25, 2021 - Letter to Chair Maloney Regarding Escalating Border Crisis
March 10, 2021 - Follow-Up Letter to DHS Regarding Border Crisis
March 8, 2021 - Letter to Department of Homeland Security Regarding Title 42
February 24, 2021 - Letter to President Biden Regarding Title 42 Border Health Protections
February 22, 2021 - Letter to President Biden Regarding Pandemic-Related Health Crisis at the Border
February 19, 2021 - Letter to DHS Regarding Border Health Crisis
February 19, 2021 - Letter to Department of Homeland Security Regarding UACs at the Border
February 4, 2021 - Letter to Department of Homeland Security Regarding Border Wall Construction