Immigration: We are a Nation of Laws
Today, Rep. Frelinghuysen issued the following statement regarding the immigration proposal being put forward in the Senate:
"I remain committed to two primary principles in the area of immigration reform: border security first, and no amnesty.
Until we get better control of our borders and ensure our nation is safer from terrorists, we will never be able to enforce or strengthen our immigration laws. Border control must be priority number one!
The amnesty proposals being put forward in the Senate are a shortcut to citizenship that will increase the flow of illegal immigrants, undercut American workers, bankrupt our health care and Social Security systems, and undermine the efforts of thousands of immigrants who are patiently using legal channels to obtain citizenship or legal working papers. America is a nation of immigrants, but it is also a nation of laws!"