There is no need to bankrupt our country by building a costly, ineffective fortress on our border and spending billions of dollars on enforcement. Life appears to be better on this side of the border than it does on the other side. As long as there are employers in the United States who are willing to continue to hire illegally, there will be people who are willing to risk it all to be here.
If we crack down by severely punishing employers that hire the undocumented illegally, this problem would literally go away, almost overnight. In other words, if there are no jobs for those lacking documentation to work here, those folks could not continue to sustain their existence here without earning any income for themselves and their families.
No need to spend billion on fences or “the great wall of America” to keep them out. No need to spend billions on more border patrol to catch them. We only need to spend a little on agents that randomly check on suspect employers and the penalties charged per violation can pay for this.
In essence, this can be accomplished at no cost to the taxpayers. This I believe is the most efficient use of our taxpayers’ money to repair our immigration problem. If some employers cannot find folks in our country to do their jobs, then there is nothing wrong with creating temporary migrant working visas. In fact, we already have such laws on the books, but many employers prefer not following protocol by paying less and abusing the undocumented.
My opponent, Mimi Walters, has not only endorsed Donald Trump and his outrageous policies, but has also supported him since before the Republican convention. She supported YES on building a fence along the Mexican border (Secure Fence Act; Bill H R 6061). Walters supported NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers (Bill introduced by Smith, R-TX.; Bill HR 3736). Walters is not standing up for WE the People. She is working for her Wall Street and Billionaire Class campaign contributors. See which industries are Walters' largest contributors here!
Walters’ Voting/Support Record:
- YES on building a fence along the Mexican border (Secure Fence Act; Bill H R 6061)
- NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers (Bill introduced by Smith, R-TX.; Bill HR 3736)
- NOT standing up for WE the People
Varasteh’s Congressional Pledge:
- Crack down on employers hiring the undocumented illegally and enforce eVerify
- Comprehensive Immigration reform, DREAM Act, temporary migrant working visas
- Standing up for WE the People
- Not for sale