The de facto open-border policy supported by the Democrats is pro illegal immigration and has put our nation and New Hampshire in peril.
Lax border policies empower drug and human trafficking cartels. The majority of fentanyl and other drugs are smuggled across the border with Mexico. Fentanyl, cocain, and heroine are causing death and despair here in New Hampshire and throughout the country.
These failed policies have empowered MS-13 gang members and “coyotes” that traffic people across the border. The Biden Administration telling ICE to not enforce the immigration laws on the books is a disaster; the fifty-three people who died in the tractor trailer in San Antonio should never have happened.
Open borders are also a security risk. Mexican cartels threaten the stability of the Mexican government and are a serious political threat. A secure nation has to know who is entering it and needs stable secure neighbors. A strong nation has strong borders, and a compassionate nation provides refuge for people seeking political asylum and an efficient pathway to citizenship.
Our country attracts immigrants from all over the world who are here to strive for the American Dream. We need smart and sensible immigration reforms to provide streamlined processes for legal immigrants like myself. My own brother had to wait in-line for 13 years before he got a visa to come to America with his wife and son. He has been working two jobs ever since he came here. A Mexican citizen would have to wait for 18 years based on our current outdated quota system.
We must enforce current immigration laws already on the books. ICE must be adequately funded to enforce those laws, and we must finish building the wall on the southern border. Catch and release policies must be terminated. I supported President Trump’s original proposal to secure the border first and then bring Dreamers, which includes DACA recipients without criminal records, to a legal status allowing them to pursue a pathway to citizenship. Unfortunately, the Democrats in DC played politics, and refused to negotiate with President Trump and refused to fund the border wall. Any long-term solutions for DACA recipients and Dreamers must be based on a condition of securing our borders first to end illegal immigration. We also need smart and sensible immigration reforms to provide streamlined processes for legal immigration. I will work with others to propose smart and humane immigration reforms to ensure our economy will grow and that all people who come here legally will prosper, contribute and live the American Dream.
In Congress, I will support our law enforcement professionals to secure our border. I will work with others to propose smart and humane immigration reforms to ensure our economy will grow with an adequate workforce, that all our people will prosper and live the American Dream.