Issue Position: Immigration Reform
Let me be clear at the outset - lawful immigration and legal immigrants are not the issues. America has always been a nation of immigrants.
The issues are unlawful immigration and illegal immigrants.
The concern is that today in America we have a major problem with illegal immigrants crossing our borders, taking up residence in America, overcrowding our schools, hospitals and so very often, our jails.
Frankly, congress has not done a very good job addressing this issue for about two decades now and it is imperative that we find a solution and find one fast.
If we don't secure our borders, then nothing else we do relative to immigration reform will really matter.
Second, I want you to know that I am absolutely opposed to any amnesty for illegal immigrants. That is why I did not support the immigration bill passed by the U.S. Senate in 2006.
History proves that amnesty will not work. Congress allowed amnesty in a 1986 bill, and since then, estimates indicate that illegal population in our country has more than doubled.
We have to solve this problem for two basics reasons: you future and your freedom.
Let me hear from you on this issue that is so vital to our national security.