Illegal immigration is just that: illegal. And the costs of encouraging it are significant:
No other country on earth encourages or facilitates illegal immigration as we do. The disrespect it shows to people who came here legally — like my family — cannot be understated.
Those coming here illegally during the pandemic threaten public health and undermine opportunities for unemployed Americans to get back to work.
Every criminal act by an illegal alien inflicts a loss that simply should never have happened. Most often, recent legal immigrants are the victims of this criminal behavior.
Illegal aliens strain public resources like schools, hospitals, and welfare/work programs that American tax dollars support — for American citizens.
LAW AND ORDER MUST PREVAIL.
Most of our families immigrated here. As Republicans, we love legal immigration.
We want individuals interested in assimilating and adding value to America to have a clear and secure process to earn American citizenship.
That means ZERO illegal immigration. Build that wall and enact merit-based immigration policies!
Individuals in the process of entering our country legally (and the businesses that need them) deserve a shorter, less complicated immigration system that prioritizes merit.
We must also implement changes to the H1-B visa program to award Green Card status within four years and citizenship within six. Criteria for attaining citizenship would include an understanding of the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence.
Hirsh Vardhan Singh
Singh for Governor
My Grandfather was an economist and started on his journey for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness when arriving in America in 1974 and lived in Ocean County, Lakewood, New Jersey. He brought my father here and taught him the path to the American Dream was through integrity and hard work. My family started at the bottom and they instilled the values of hard work and dedication. My father successfully started a small business that went on to support a number of our federal agencies including the Federal Aviation Administration, NASA, the Department of Homeland Security, the Pentagon, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy and others.
I was born in Atlantic City, raised in South Jersey, earned an engineering degree at New Jersey Institute of Technology and followed in my father’s footsteps running our family-owned engineering business specializing in missile defense, satellite navigation, and aviation security and safety. From protecting the skyways across our nation to helping develop the communications backbone for our war-fighters abroad, I have focused for more than a decade-long career on protecting our citizens and our homeland.
As a businessman, I created jobs, made payroll and helped ensure the success of our men and women in uniform. With each project we completed, my admiration grew for those in the military who take an oath to protect our country from all enemies foreign and domestic.
-Hirsh Vardhan Singh