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Reinforce the Southern Border

As the representative for Mississippi's District 2, Andrew understands that a secure and well-managed southern border is vital not just for border states but for the well-being and security of our entire nation, including our district. Here is Andrew's enhanced strategy:

  1. Prioritizing Effective Border Security: Andrew will advocate for a multi-layered approach to border security, combining physical barriers where effective, advanced technology, and additional trained personnel. This ensures we can manage and protect our borders against unlawful entry while facilitating legal trade and travel that benefits our economy.

  2. Supporting Law Enforcement: Our border agents and law enforcement deserve robust support for their critical work. Andrew will ensure they are equipped with the necessary tools and training, and that their well-being is a priority, reflecting our respect for their service.

  3. Addressing Migration at the Source: Understanding that many issues at the border start beyond it, Andrew will support foreign policy and aid strategies aimed at improving conditions in countries that are major sources of migrants. By helping address the root causes of migration, we reduce the pressures on our border and contribute to a more stable, prosperous hemisphere.

  4. Streamlining and Reforming Immigration: A functional, fair immigration system is crucial for our nation's economy and cultural vitality. Andrew will work towards streamlining legal pathways for immigration, ensuring that District 2 and the entire country can benefit from the hard work, innovation, and cultural contributions of immigrants.

  5. Engaging with Local Communities: The impact of border policies is felt across the country, including in District 2. Andrew will engage with communities to understand their needs and concerns, ensuring that our approach to border security takes into account the economic, cultural, and social contributions of immigrants to our district.

  6. Promoting Economic Benefits: A secure and efficient border is good for the economy. We'll work to ensure that border policies strengthen trade and tourism, supporting jobs and businesses in District 2 and across the country.

By reinforcing the southern border with these strategies, we aim to protect our nation. A secure border, combined with a fair and efficient immigration system, will contribute to the safety, economic prosperity, and cultural richness of District 2 and the entire United States.

Paid for By Andrew Scott Smith for Congress
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