Virginia was established by immigrants. My own family includes a rich heritage of Norwegian ancestors who immigrated to the United States. Legal immigrants of every ethnic background seek refuge and opportunity in this great land, and begin their journey in the United States with respect for our laws.
In the Virginia Senate, I have been and will continue to work:
To preserve in-state tuition at state colleges and universities for those who are citizens and legal residents of Virginia.
Require identification when voting and ensure that all non-citizens are removed from the voter rolls.
Allow for litigation when an employer knowingly hires illegal immigrants and harms a law-abiding competitor.
As a state, we alone cannot stop the influx of illegal immigrants, but we can remove incentives. I will take the lead with compassionate initiatives to protect U.S. citizens and taxpayers from those who would break our laws. To do so, we need to make sure law enforcement is well-equipped to address illegal immigration issues locally, when the federal government falls short.