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What Real Immigration Reform Looks Like...

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Every election year we hear the call for immigration reform from our politicians. Elected officials loudly exclaim that we need new laws because they are unwilling to enforce our current laws. These politicians are working overtime to secure their jobs when they should be securing our borders.

This year's rhetoric is usually preceded by "we are a nation of immigrants." As if we need to be told this. Since you bring it up, however, let's talk about it. The first thing a naturalized citizen does is take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America.

OATH OF ALLEGIANCE

New citizens swear to uphold and defend the Constitution and the laws of this land. Perhaps our politicians, including the mayors of sanctuary cities, should take a look at this oath. Every immigrant must swear allegiance to the laws that many politicians arrogantly ignore. That doesn't sound very American to me.

The Obama/Pelosi/Filner team has pulled out all the stops to avoid doing their job of securing our borders. The latest tactic is an attempt to divide us as a Nation. The President and Bob Filner have lied to us about the recent Arizona Immigration Law that closely resembles our own Federal Immigration law by stating that we can be asked for our papers while out for a jog or going out for ice cream with our children. Not true, unless you planned on robbing the ice cream shop and jogging away from the scene of the crime. These ridiculous claims are meant to divide us as a nation and distract us from the fact that many of our elected officials are refusing to secure our borders and prevent illegal immigration. Don't be divided. Stand united and demand our elected officials obey their oaths of office and enforce the law.

To promote legal immigration, we must complete the border fence and expand the Border Patrol. We must be able to keep the criminal element out in order to facilitate legal entry by those visiting, conducting commerce, or seeking the American dream.

On July 2nd, I had the privilege of attending a citizenship ceremony for 300 of our servicemen and women, who had achieved citizenship while serving our great Nation. It was inspiring. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen, and Marines from 51 Nations recited the Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America. Oaths mean something to our heroes in the military. It is shameful when political leaders don't take them as seriously in this "Nation of immigrants."


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