American Taxpayers Shouldn’t Be Paying Illegals $24,000 Amnesty “Bonuses”
Illegal immigration is one of the biggest issues facing America – and Texas – today. Last summer, an unprecedented number of children and families entered our country illegally. This crisis was a direct result of President Obama’s 2012 decision to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants.
As a border state, Texas is paying a heavy price in both precious taxpayer dollars and resources to secure the border. What’s worse, communities across the state are bearing the financial burdens associated with last summer's surge.
This is WRONG!
That is why – on behalf of the good folks of Collin County, Texas, and the majority of Americans – I have been working to fight the President’s amnesty and secure our border.
Just the other day, on March 2nd, I spoke with Texas’ Department of Public Safety (DPS) Deputy Director to get an update on the border. You know what he told me? That Obama’s executive amnesty will likely have an effect on illegal border crossings. I wasn’t surprised to hear this news, and I bet you aren’t either. In fact, according to DPS, since January 1, 2015 we’ve already had over 25,000 illegals cross the border. And this is during the colder winter months!
On March 3rd, in a continuation of my efforts, I voted against a Homeland Security funding bill that funds the President's amnesty.