Governor Tommy G. Thompson Statement On Illegal Immigration
Governor Tommy G. Thompson issued the following statement on illegal immigration protests across the United States on Tuesday:
"As Americans, we should take great pride in the fact that our nation continues to be the land of opportunity and the place where people across the globe hope to find a better life for themselves and their families.
"We should welcome those who come here legally, and we can find ways to put that dream within the reach of even more who want to contribute to our great melting pot. But we must not reward those who break our laws and we therefore should oppose all amnesty proposals. Not only that, we must enforce our immigration policies to the fullest extent of the law.
"Our country was founded by immigrants and we must continue to welcome them, but only those who follow the rules. Any plan that rewards those who skirt our laws is shortsighted. We are a nation of laws and everyone must follow those laws."