Our nation has always had an immigration problem. The great state of California experiences this problem more first-hand than most other states. Simply put, 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 cannot 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 USA” 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 for 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 working visas, just as we used to do in the old days.

My opponent, Walters, 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). She is not fighting for WE the People.

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
  • Immigration reform, immigrant visas, temporary working visas, and Dream Act
  • Standing up for WE the People
  • Not for sale