Barriers are put in place to secure our borders and protect our lands. Laws and rules allow safe passage to and from our country and define the process of how foreign nationals legally work and study in our nation and what processes are necessary to earn American citizenship.
In her military career, Julie experienced first-hand the dangers not only to our border patrol agents fighting to keep dangerous drugs from coming to the United States, but to the unsuspecting victims of human traffickers.
The Immigration discussion revolves around people that enter the country or remain in the country illegally- against the laws of our land. There should be no taxpayer money expended on people that are in this country illegally. But there are cities throughout the nation, including Massachusetts, who do not follow our immigration laws and declare Sanctuary City Status that make it impossible for local law enforcement to work with federal immigration officials. In addition, there should be no requirements where taxpayer money is spent on illegal immigration. If immigration officials get around sanctuary status, we find ourselves having to pay to deport, detain and maintain returning criminals and drug traffickers who manage to find their way in and out to wreak more havoc on our communities and bring harm to our citizens.
As our Congresswoman, Julie will support funding to protect our borders and ensure our border patrol has state of the art training and equipment to keep themselves and the United States secure. In addition, Julie will support measures to halt all federal funding to Sanctuary Cities.
Once the border is 100% secure and Sanctuary Cities are abolished, Julie will work to update our naturalization laws to strengthen and streamline the process for foreign nationals wishing to work in the United States and eventually become American citizens.