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Congressman Warren Davidson

Representing the 8th Congressional District of Ohio

Immigration

I wholeheartedly oppose amnesty and illegal immigration. America is a nation built on the  rule of law. Rewarding those who break our laws undermines what makes America great -- and indeed undermines the very reason so many want to come to our country in the first place. Amnesty serves as a magnet for those wanting to enter our country illegally and an affront to those who have followed our nation's immigration laws.

First, we must secure our border and stop the flow of illegal immigrants. This is non-negotiable. We must prioritize resources for strengthening security at our borders, including funding for increased land, sea, and air surveillance and beefing up Customs and Border Patrol. Without secure borders, we risk new waves of illegal immigration, an influx of drugs and crime, and most dangerously, potential terrorists who seek to take advantage of our lax border enforcement.

Next, we must end perverse incentives that make the illegal immigration problems worse. Birthright citizenship and funding for sanctuary cities must be ended. 

America is the land of opportunity. We must keep it that way.

More on Immigration

June 29, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) released the following statement supporting the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003) and Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004) after final passage in the House of Representatives: “After years of refusing to enforce immigration laws, our illegal immigration problem is worse than ever. At home, Ohio suffers from the opioid epidemic after the previous eight years of lax enforcement. “These two bills we passed today will make Americans safer, but we must do more. House leadership should bring the Davis-Oliver Act, which would empower local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration laws, to the floor immediately. It would also prevent the executive branch from refusing to enforce immigration law like with the Obama Administration.”
June 22, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) today introduced the Fair Representation Amendment. This proposed constitutional amendment would end the practice of counting non-citizens for electoral maps. If enacted, the number of representatives and electoral votes per state would reflect citizens rather than total population. Currently, the federal government allocates Congressional seats, as well as Electoral College votes, based on a state’s total number of “persons,” including non-citizens and illegal aliens. As a result, states that refuse to enforce immigration law, and thus have an inflated number of “persons,” are unjustly rewarded with more representatives in Congress and more clout in presidential elections than they would if only citizens were counted.
February 28, 2017 Press Release
On overall speech: “I agree with the president’s primary message that America’s best days are ahead of us. The first thing lawmakers must accomplish is to follow through on our promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. Congress passed a repeal in the past, and we should do so again. We must be bold, and not succumb to half measures that keep key pillars of Obamacare or create new programs in their wake.