Like most Americans, I am deeply concerned about illegal immigration and I recognize the danger it poses to our society and our economy. Our country is a nation of immigrants and I believe that we should welcome immigrants that seek to come to this country through lawful channels to live, work or study. However, illegal immigration is an issue that must be addressed. We must first secure our borders, remove the illegal immigrants currently in our country and enforce our existing immigration laws before we attempt to implement any type of immigration reform.
Illegal immigrants living in our country today are placing an unacceptable burden on the American taxpayer. Illegal immigrants place great strain on our prison system, healthcare system, and educational system. It is because of this reason that this is one of the most important domestic issues facing our nation today. Should legislation concerning immigration reform come to the House floor for a vote, I will consider it with your thoughts in mind.
More on Immigration
|5/20/21||Rep. Austin Scott Statement on Closure of the Irwin County Detention Center|
|3/30/21||ICYMI: Rep. Scott joins Newsmax’s “The National Report” to discuss the Georgia election bill and the ongoing crisis at the Southern border|
|10/1/20||ICYMI: Rep. Austin Scott Slams Democrats for Resolution Regarding the Irwin County Detention Center|
|9/15/20||Rep. Austin Scott Statement on ICE Whistleblower Complaint at Irwin County Detention Center|
|6/27/19||Rep. Austin Scott Statement on Border Emergency Supplemental Bill|
|7/18/18||Rep. Austin Scott Votes to Support ICE|
|6/22/18||Rep. Scott Statement on Immigration Reform in the House|
|9/6/17||Rep. Austin Scott Statement on Rescission of DACA|
|6/29/17||Rep. Austin Scott Lauds House Passage of Bills that ‘Crack Down’ on Sanctuary Cities|
|1/29/17||Congressman Austin Scott Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Refugee Vetting|