Except for Native Americans, we're all descendants of immigrants. I am proud of my German and Norwegian forbearers. Our nation welcomes law abiding, hard working people to share in our freedom and opportunity. But porous borders and unchecked illegal immigration are threats to citizens and legal immigrants alike.
We must immediately secure our border. This means we should use every available resource at our disposal: additional border patrol, fences, and technology. Then we must consider immigration reform that rewards those who have obeyed the law and waited to enter this country legally rather than pursuing a plan that involves amnesty.