On the Issues
As of October 2023, over 10 MILLION illegal aliens have crossed our border. We’re witnessing a wholesale tragedy on our southern border – and the Biden Administration is allowing it to happen.
Human trafficking, gun running, and drug smuggling are threatening Americans all across this country. So far, over 100,000 Americans have died from fentanyl overdoses.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are willfully abdicating their responsibility to protect and defend this country. I won’t stand for it.
In the legislature I introduced one of the toughest anti-illegal immigration laws ever written.
The “Protecting Arizona Against Illegal Immigration Act” is a November 2024 ballot initiative. This new law would shut down major loopholes that allow businesses to hire illegal immigrants, prohibit them from receiving taxpayer-funded welfare benefits, and make it a felony to knowingly help illegals break the law.
Unlike many past failed attempts by state lawmakers to crack down on illegal immigration, this law works by expanding the existing E-Verify law, which has already been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. If passed by the voters, it will bring about real and meaningful change to Arizona.
This ballot measure would:
Make it a class 6 felony to knowingly assist illegal aliens in their efforts to break the law.
Give Arizona’s law enforcement agencies greater resources to enforce immigration laws by instituting tough financial penalties for violations ($10,000 per offense).
Require any state funded government agency or program which provides social welfare benefits to individuals to run them through E-Verify.
Require businesses to run E-Verify when hiring independent contractors for the first time.
Require any state agency that issues documentation, licensing, accreditation, or identification that is not immigration related to run an applicant through E-Verify.
As your next Representative in the U.S. Congress, I’ll fight to secure our border and stop the illegal alien invasion of our country. Here is my plan:
Finish the Wall.
Triple the number of U.S. Border Patrol Agents.
Supply the Border Patrol with drones, vehicles, technology, and whatever else they need to do their jobs.
Stop amnesty for illegal aliens. We cannot allow lawbreakers the right to vote.
Change the law to restrict claims of political asylum.
Sanction Mexico and any other countries that aid and abet illegal immigration into our country, including cutting off foreign aid, and shutting down ports of entry.
Prohibit the allocation of taxpayer funds for housing, transportation, legal services, or other assistance to individuals who enter our country unlawfully.
Deport illegal aliens, as failure to do so may incentivize individuals to cross our border unlawfully, continue to break our laws, and flood our country.
Border security is national security. Just halfway through 2023, more than 127 individuals on the FBI’s terror watch list have been caught at our border. This should alarm every single law-abiding American, yet the Biden Administration shrugs it off while putting all of us at risk of a terrorist attack.
Our democracy functions properly only if every single voter has faith in our elections.
Voters should have confidence in our election systems, knowing that the process is secure, fraud is eliminated, and only registered voters can cast a ballot. No one has done more to clean up the election process and to enhance transparency than I have. It’s imperative that we restore confidence and trust in the system so that Americans from all walks of life can be confident that each one of their votes counts. In Congress, I will continue fighting for free and fair elections all Americans can trust.
Here are the key pieces of legislation I sponsored or supported that ensure more integrity in our elections:
Arizonans for Voter ID Act:
This commonsense measure requires voters to present a photo ID when voting in person and includes identifying information with early ballots for verification purposes.
This legislation requires that the Secretary of State publicly release a list of all election participants (without identifying information) along with images of all ballots cast (without providing sensitive voter information).
HB2492 requires a prospective new voter to indicate on the voter registration form whether or not they’re a U.S. Citizen. HB2243 requires County Recorders to remove from the voter rolls anyone who has been confirmed as a non-US citizen or is not a legal Arizona resident. Radical, Left-wing groups are suing to prevent these laws from taking effect. These laws are being challenged in court by just about every radical Left-wing organization around the country. I have been deposed by no less than seven extremist groups who oppose election integrity laws, and I will continue in my fight against them for as long as necessary.
HB2237 prohibits same day voter registration. This tactic is often pushed by Left-wing groups to flood the polling places with people who may or may not be eligible to vote but could register to vote on Election Day and receive a ballot. (Think of Californians bussing people in for one day and one day only.)
The bottom line is this:
I have a record of more than mere rhetoric on this issue. I’ve championed, passed, and defended these laws because I have a vision and understand their crucial significance. Democrats want to retake the majority in Congress so they can immediately change our system by banning measures like voter ID laws or allowing same day registration, potentially allowing illegal aliens to vote. In Congress, I will not allow this to happen.
Americans have been suffering under record high inflation for too long now.
Everything is more expensive: gas, groceries, household items, clothing. This is all because of the insane levels of spending by our government.
We are saddling ourselves and future generations with more and more debt – and there’s no end in sight. In Congress, I’ll tighten the belt on spending, root out the waste, fraud, and abuse that occurs every day and get back to the simple idea that IT’S YOUR MONEY.
I also support a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Arizona has to have a balanced budget, as do many other states. Why should our federal government be any different?
My family fled Communism, so I happen to possess firsthand knowledge about the workings of an oppressive government.
Our Founding Fathers understood that an armed society is a safe society, protecting you not only from the bad guys who want to harm you but also from an out-of-control government that
In Congress, I will always vote to protect your civil rights – including the Right to Bear Arms – and fight any legislation aimed at taking away your God-given rights.
Every single life is precious.
I’m a man of faith, and my faith informs me that every single life is precious.
I’m a strong advocate for school choice.
As Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, I wrote and passed the Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) legislation enabling every parent in our state to make the best decisions for their child’s education.
Strengthen Our National Defense
We must make national defense and national security a priority again.
The world is now more dangerous than it was in the 1930s and 1940s. Russia, China, and Iran are chief among our enemies and are taking advantage of a weak administration. I’m a strong believer in the strategy Ronald Reagan termed “Peace Through Strength,” and which helped us win the Cold War.
The Biden Administration is pushing a woke agenda on our military, weakening our capability to respond effectively to global threats. We need more fighter aircraft, submarines, battleships, missiles, and better trained soldiers. We also need to get woke policies out of our military.
Support Our Veterans
In Congress, I’ll fight for those who put their lives on the line – our veterans!
Veterans deserve the highest quality of care, and I will work to ensure the VA delivers on our commitment to them. This includes making sure our veterans have better access to healthcare, mental health counseling, and other benefits due to them for their service to our country.
Law & Order Means Safer Communities
Our federal government should be supporting state and local law enforcement in their efforts to end the skyrocketing violent crime in our communities.
Law-abiding Americans should never have to live in fear of being robbed, assaulted, or murdered by criminals and thugs who are allowed to get away with breaking the law. Enough is enough.
Economic Growth & Job Creation
I support policies that increase economic growth and create jobs.
I support policies like cutting taxes, eliminating reckless government spending, and getting the government out of the way.
In the Arizona State Legislature, I authored and passed the historic “flat tax” for all Arizonans. I’ll fight to do the same in Congress because I’m a strong believer in letting hard-working Americans keep more of their hard-earned money, empowering them to save and spend as THEY see fit, rather than leaving those decisions to bureaucrats in Washington, DC.