The common defense of the United States is a primary function of the federal government, as written in the preamble of the Constitution. Our U.S. military must be the strongest in the world in order to deter aggression against our nation and our allies. Our intelligence agencies must have the necessary resources in order to identify potential threats. Our cybersecurity must be the strongest in the world. Immigration reform is essential to our national security. Personal security is guaranteed by the Second Amendment right of the “people to keep and bear arms.” The Constitution states this right “shall not be infringed.” However, preservation of our Second Amendment right requires constant vigilance. The U.S. Senate needs 60 Republican Senators to pass immigration reform legislation and to preserve our Second Amendment right.
- I oppose comprehensive immigration legislation, which failed in 2007 and 2013.
- I support a Border Security Bill that includes completion of a physical barrier (“the wall”) and technology
- I support an end to “catch and release,” and birthright citizenship for children of illegal aliens
- I support a Legal Immigration Reform Bill that replaces the family-based to a merit-based immigration system, ends chain-migration, ends the “lottery” program, and ends per-country immigration caps
- I support a “Dreamer” Bill that ends using the Dreamers as a bargaining chip by both political parties, and to expedite the pathway to citizenship for the 900 who have served in the U.S. military.