Respecting Our Veterans
As part of its constituent services, the Congresswoman's office should be the first point of contact in the process of ensuring Veterans are connected with all the programs there to serve them.
Mental health services for veterans need to be boosted for those returning vets who are dealing with the emotional effects of war.
Preserving the environment for our quality of life and the legacy we leave behind should be an issue that should be prioritized across both aisles. Water quality and supply in California are paramount, particularly the need for increased water storage capacity.
Human Trafficking and Labor Violations
In Support of a Compromise
Law abiding Dreamers should be provided a path to legal residency. At the same time, increased border security should be funded. A compromise act accommodating both of these immigration needs is reasonable.
Deportation Biased Policy For Undocumented Immigrants with Criminal Records
Our criminal system is overloaded in its current state. Undocumented immigrants with serious criminal records should be blacklisted from future eligibility at legal status. When found guilty of a serious crime, they should be deported immediately.
Advanced Vetting of Visa Applicants
The technology is available today to more accurately track and predict visa violations. Visa officers should have machine-assisted intelligence developed to better evaluate candidates for visas to the United States.
State Sponsored Visa Pilot Program
Sanctuary states and cities, while well-intentioned, are not a lasting solution for a country that depends on the rule of law. In order to accommodate the variability in immigration needs by region, Senator Ron Johnson has introduced "The State Sponsored Visa Pilot Program Act of 2017" that would allow states to sponsor visas for economic migrants and take responsibility for the workers they sponsor. This is a laudable step towards a solution that would allow states to take responsibility in a comprehensive immigration solution.
A sovereign nation has a right to protect its own borders and the rights of the people within them.