The U.S. does and always has welcomed immigrants while at the same time encouraged assimilation. Everyone should be free to practice the customs and language of their native land and should also be actively encouraged to learn the most common things that binds our country together such as English. I support upholding immigration laws. If you commit an illegal act, there should be consequences whether it is to the employer hiring illegal aliens or the illegal alien being sent back to their country of origin. Sanctuary laws that tie the hands of law enforcement officers and protect illegal aliens should be repealed.