The United States has been and will continue to be a nation of immigrants that welcomes people from around the world who love this land. However, to ensure our immigration programs are fair and effective, the U.S. government must uphold its own laws and prioritize the protection of our citizens. In Congress, I’m working to protect our national security and the economic well-being of hardworking Americans. You may be interested to know some of the following legislative actions I’ve taken in this regard:

  • Supported H.R. 5417, the Significant Transnational Criminal Organization Designation Act, which would create a mechanism to bring sanctions on drug cartels.
  • Introduced H.R. 2124, the E-2 Visa Improvement Act, which would create a pathway to citizenship for nonimmigrant E-2 Visa holders who have been in the U.S. for at least ten years and who own a business that employs at least two Americans.
  • Cosponsored H.R. 714, the El Chapo Act, which would fund the border wall with Treasury forfeiture money.
  • Cosponsored H.R. 586, the Fix the Immigration Loopholes Act, which would address loopholes in the asylum system and clarify standards for the detention of un-accompanied children and families.