Defending America and the rule of law is the fundamental responsibility of government.

I have fought to end sanctuary cities, deport illegal aliens, and enforce the rule of law.

No country in history has been more just than the United States of America. That’s because, as a nation, we’ve valued a fair and impartial criminal justice system. However, this institution has fallen under attack by those who want to ignore our nation’s borders, laws, and traditions.

So, we must tackle this debate head on. It starts with ending sanctuary cities and defeating these politicians who are ignoring federal and state laws. As Speaker of the House, I’ve made this a priority by passing legislation that would stop the local governments from having sanctuary policies and would require them to enforce our nation’s immigration laws. That means cooperating with President Trump and the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security.

I also voted against using tax dollars to subsidize illegal aliens attending our state universities. Our job is to put our citizens first, and I have vowed to fight this battle every step of the way.

At the end of the day, I will always err on the side of our citizens and defending the rule of law.