The first and fundamental responsibility of the federal government is to defend our homeland and protect American citizens. That’s why, in the past three years, I have worked with President Trump to devote more resources toward securing our southern border and empower our law enforcement and border patrol officials with the tools they need to keep our communities safe.
The United States is the most generous and compassionate nation in the world to immigrants. However, allowing for open borders and illegal immigration to persist is not compassionate for anyone. I will continue to work with my colleagues and President Trump to close the loopholes that incentivize illegal immigration and end the current crisis we are witnessing at our southern border.