Thanks to our Painesville Township lobbyist for this response to his letter to Senator Sherrod Brown regarding illegal immigration and protect American citizens. Please note that the quisling Senator does not mention a need for a border wall, and is willing to reward illegal behavior all in the name of “fairness”.
Why cannot we deport 13 million people?…..caravans go both ways….Just start warming up the Greyhounds…Oh, that is right, the Democrats need more voters to push their socialist agenda and the Republicans need the cheap labor to depress the wages for the Chamber of Commerce….all “paragons of virtue’, selling out their citizens.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me regarding immigration reform.
In February 2018, the Senate considered several immigration-related legislative proposals. I voted for legislation that would have secured our borders and created a pathway to citizenship for those brought to this country as children, through no fault of their own. Unfortunately, the proposals failed to reach the required 60 votes to advance in the Senate, and our nation remains in need of a meaningful fix for our broken immigration system.
In 2013, I voted for legislation that invested in border security and created a process for people who are willing to work and pay taxes to earn their way to citizenship. I worked with both Republicans and Democrats to pass that legislation through the Senate. Unfortunately, it did not pass the House and as a result failed to become law. However, that bill, as well as the recent bipartisan legislation, serve as a model for how both parties can work together to tackle challenges facing our immigration system.
We need a bipartisan solution that recognizes we aren’t going to deport 13 million people here already, but we can secure our borders and create a pathway for people to earn citizenship if they follow the law, have a job and pay taxes. And we can do it without ripping families apart or punishing young people who’ve spent their entire lives in the United States.
We are a nation of immigrants. Immigrants across Ohio and across this country make invaluable contributions to our economy and local communities. Immigrants are business owners and entrepreneurs, educators and students, workers and advocates, and leaders in their community. And some serve our nation honorably in the military. I believe we can implement commonsense reforms to strengthen our border without compromising the values that make this country great. The solution to immigration issues in the United States will not be a simple one. I will continue to work with my colleagues – both Republican and Democrat – on a comprehensive solution to our immigration system problems.
Thank you again for writing.
United States Senator