by Caroline May 20 Aug 2014, 9:49 AM PDT

Each illegal immigrant in the United States costs American citizens, Louisiana Republican Rep. Vance McAllister argued this week at a town hall meeting in his home state, according to The Town Talk.

“Every time one illegal immigrant comes to this country, you lose health care, you lose schooling, you lose education for one our citizens.” McAllister said, according to the local publication, due to their costs.

The congressman stressed the need to enforce America’s immigration laws and said that while he is for immigration reform, he is not for amnesty and to say otherwise “is ridiculous and baloney. I’m for the administration enforcing the laws.”

The Louisiana congressman, who is currently in the midst of a reelection bid, added that he is in favor of Republicans’ lawsuit against Obama, but is not on board with impeachment.

“I would rather deal with President Obama than I would President Biden,” The Town Talk quoted McAllister.