We firmly believe that addressing the challenges posed by our outdated and dysfunctional immigration system is necessary alongside enhancing border security.
To achieve this, we need an all-encompassing border-security strategy:
- Strategic Placement of Barriers: Implementing barriers in strategic locations to effectively control the flow of unauthorized crossings.
- Modernized Technology and Infrastructure: Upgrading our technological capabilities and infrastructure to bolster surveillance, detection, and response mechanisms at the border.
- Augmented Personnel: Increasing the number of well-trained personnel dedicated to border security while also improving retention rates to ensure a strong and capable workforce.
- Offshore Protection Opportunities: Facilitating opportunities for individuals to seek protection outside the United States, alleviating overcrowding at our borders.
- Strengthened Asylum System: Hiring additional immigration judges and asylum officers, and implementing a "last-in-first-out" approach during migration surges to guarantee timely and thorough consideration of asylum claims, discouraging frivolous or baseless applications.
- Expanded Legal Pathways: Expanding legal pathways for migration and streamlining existing ones to provide migrants with viable alternatives to seeking asylum.
By adopting such a comprehensive border-security strategy, our federal government can concentrate on safeguarding the safety, security, and order of our nation by effectively addressing risks to national security and upholding the rule of law.