Immigration & Border Security

My Position on Immigration & Border Security

Advancing Commonsense Immigration Reform

Our country is a nation of immigrants. Rep. Spanberger is proud of that history and fully recognizes that legal immigration continues to provide substantial economic growth in the Commonwealth and across the country — especially in response to chronic workforce shortages.

Our country is also a nation of laws, and we must reform our broken immigration system to ensure those who wish to visit, work or live in the U.S. do so through legal and transparent channels. Rep. Spanberger supports comprehensive immigration reform. Rep. Spanberger believes that a successful reform project must consider the needs of businesses and agricultural producers, create an earned pathway to legal status for tax-paying, law-abiding undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States, and give long overdue certainty to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.

Strengthening America’s Border Security

As a former CIA case officer, Rep. Spanberger worked counterterrorism, nonproliferation, and international drug trafficking cases on behalf of the United States — and she has an acute understanding of the foreign threats facing our country and its borders each day.

In Congress, Rep. Spanberger is committed to working with her colleagues, both Democrats and Republicans, to advance bipartisan, smart policy that recognizes the real challenges of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, secures our borders and points of entry, prevents dangerous illegal drugs like fentanyl from entering our country, and responsibly uses taxpayer dollars without breaking from core American values.

Rep. Spanberger will continue to advocate for policies that embrace cutting-edge technology, reduce safe havens for violent criminals, and improve coordination between federal, state, and local law enforcement. In Congress, she has led legislation signed into law by both former President Trump and President Biden to crack down on international human trafficking and smuggling networks, as well as to improve the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s fentanyl detection capabilities.

Immigration & Border Security Updates

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