I’ve heard it said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again and over again, but expecting different results. If that’s the case, our immigration system must be certifiable.
Let me ask you something. Does it make sense that someone can illegally come to America, commit a serious crime, yet still make it back and do more harm? I don’t think so, not at all, and allowing it to happen is negligence on the part of the federal government.
But at a deeper level, it’s just another byproduct of a broken Washington.
If you missed President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress, it was an issue he brought up. In fact, the President invited three guests whose family members were killed by those illegally living in America. And while they came from places across the country, it doesn’t mean this type of crime doesn’t happen here at home.
Just take a look at this article from The State Newspaper.
Immigration has an incredibly important role to play in our society. It’s part of our history and in our blood. But what we cannot allow is the abuse of our laws by those who come here illegally, especially at the expense of our families and neighbors.
Without the rule of law and enforceable borders, a nation ceases to exist, but the question here is how do we ensure the integrity of both?
It’s simple: stop the bleeding before tackling the problem of those already here illegally – start by building the wall. Next, create policies which encourage hardworking people to immigrate here efficiently and legally. Finally, punish those who take the easy way out (or in) by sending them home to the back of the line.
As your congressman, I’d work with President Trump to make sure your voice is heard in the process. It’s time that we made immigration reform a top priority in Washington, and I’d work to bring some common sense to the process.