Individuals who are here illegally and commit a crime should not be allowed to stay, no ifs ands or buts about it. Unfortunately, when state and local law enforcement officials apprehend and convict these criminals, some are sent back on the streets after serving their sentence. That is unacceptable. Our immigration laws need to be fast and firm when dealing with criminal illegal aliens – my plan will help make sure they are.

The message behind this bill is clear: if you’re here illegally and commit a crime you’re not going to get to stay. No parole, no early release, and no second chances. America is a nation of immigrants and always should be. As the son of immigrants I strongly support immigration. However, we should not tolerate illegal aliens who come to this nation and victimize law-abiding Americans.