Securing our border is Congressman Lamborn’s top priority in addressing the growing illegal immigration concern. Operational control over the border is an absolute necessity. It is matter of national security and community safety.
Congressman Lamborn introduced H.R. 3293 to direct the Department of Homeland Security to establish an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Colorado Springs. El Paso County should not bear the responsibility of federal ICE detention centers which costs the county $1.2 million annually. The El Paso County Board of Commissioners has shown a lot of leadership on this issue as well. An ICE office in Colorado Springs is a tremendous step towards handling this issue here in our own community.
There is however, still more work to be done at the national level. Congressman Lamborn does not support amnesty in any form and will continue to fight to ensure that illegal immigrants are not rewarded with benefits or citizenship at the expense of law-abiding American taxpayers.
During his time in Congress, Congressman Lamborn has been a strong advocate of ensuring that illegal immigrants are not rewarded with benefits of citizenship at taxpayers’ expense. Congressman Lamborn has a solid record which demonstrates his commitment to combating the threats illegal immigration poses to the United States.
Congressman Lamborn also co-signed a letter to President Bush asking him to pardon the two border patrol agents who were convicted and sent to prison in the shooting incident of a drug dealer who was crossing the border illegally.
Congressman Lamborn believes that current immigration laws must be enforced. Furthermore, a reliable system for verifying the identification of people seeking work in our country must be put into place in order to help honest employers wishing to hire only legal workers. In addition to advocating the building of the security fence along the Southern border, Congressman Lamborn also supports hiring more immigration agents, using high-tech surveillance equipment on the border, and penalizing municipalities that refuse to enforce our immigration laws.
The following is a list of some of the legislative actions Congressman Lamborn has taken with regard to immigration.
Major Legislative Actions from the 111th Congress
- H.R.1753- One Strike Act
- H.R.2083- Border Sovereignty and Protection Act
- H.R.2287- No Social Security for Illegal Immigrants Act of 2009
- H.R.2305- SAFE for America Act
- H.R.3308- SAVE Act of 2009
- H.R.4708- Reinstatement of Personal Responsibility for Immigrants Act of 2010
- H.R.4758- Secure Visas Act
Major Legislative Actions from 110th Congress
- H.R. 3293 – To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in El Paso County, Colorado