As most Americans know, our immigration policies are broken. The worst step we can take is to grant amnesty to people who entered our country illegally. I oppose amnesty because it sends a horrible message to those who entered our country legally and to those thinking about immigrating to America in the future.
I believe the best policy for addressing our illegal immigration problems is for Congress to make the E-Verify employment verification system, a program I created in 1996, mandatory for all employers. That is why I continue to lead the effort in Congress to make E-Verify mandatory nationwide. By making E-Verify mandatory, Congress can turn off the job magnet that keeps illegal immigrants in our country.