My Fellow Americans, this week, I signed the National Defense Authorization Act – a historic step forward to rebuild our military.
Now, it is critical for Congress to pass the Clean Government Appropriations Bill that fully funds our military needs.
We must not play politics with our troops – we should pass a clean funding bill and leave the politics aside.
We must protect our nation.
I'd also like to take a moment today to discuss our immigration system, and how we can reform it to make it work for everyday Americans.
Our current immigration system helps special interests, but hurts American workers, taxpayers and national security.
For decades now, U.S. immigration rules have been based on an outdated system known as chain migration.
Under chain migration, foreign nationals can come to the United States and bring in unlimited numbers of foreign relatives.