It’s just obvious that you can’t have free immigration and a welfare state [together].
~ Milton Friedman ~
My maternal great grandparents immigrated from Poland and Czechoslovakia (then Austria-Hungary) in the early 1900’s. Both came through Ellis Island, NY. Their lives, and the lives of my grandparents, taught me that the overriding impact of immigrants is to strengthen and enrich American culture. This is exactly what I personally experienced.
America’s free markets, rule of law, property rights, and standard of living are admired the world over, so it should surprise no one that so many wish to immigrate to the United States.
In the Senate, I will work towards reforming the immigration system in a fair and equitable way, that is consistent with our history as a nation—that of a shining city on a hill.