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.