Legal immigration has been the backbone of this country’s success since its beginning. Unfortunately, today illegal immigration harms American taxpayers and workers as well as our national security.
Our first action to combat the problem of illegal immigration is to secure our borders now. We must fully fund and implement the construction of a fence along our southern border as well as give our border patrol agents the tools and technology they need to do their jobs effectively.
To solve the problem that we currently have, we must crack down on employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens to work in their businesses. We must ensure that it is not worthwhile to be caught hiring illegal aliens nor is it the policy of this government to turn its back on this type of activity. To protect employers, the employment verification system must be accurate and virtually instant.
Finally, to address the problems in our legal immigration system, we need to make the process for temporary guest workers more streamlined. We need a system where employers can request the workers they need and our embassies in other countries can fill those requests with sufficient staffing. The workers need to be given a tamperproof ID so employers ensure they are hiring people who are allowed to be in the United States. Lastly, we should use updated technology to ensure workers return home when their visas expire.