The first act Congress must take is to seal our border. Until this legislation is passed and implemented, no comprehensive immigration legislation should be considered. According to polls, 3/4ths of Americans agree that we have not done enough to secure our borders. I believe that a secure border is a matter of both national security and the rule of law. After we secure the border, I support the creation of a realistic and practical guest worker program. This guest worker program will not be a path to citizenship; it will only allow a for temporary work permits that will not simply turn into green cards later on. I recognize that foreign workers play a role in Michigan's economy, particularly in the agricultural community, and we need to provide a method of enforcing the law and documenting the movement of temporary workers over the border.