We are a nation of immigrants who have built and strengthened our country through the pursuit of the American dream. I have always been a strong proponent of legal immigration and we should immediately streamline the process for those who are seeking citizenship through legal and proper channels. It is also true that we have always been and must remain a nation of laws. We must secure our borders as this is vital to our national security and the safety of all Americans. I believe government should not adopt policies that encourage illegal immigration. I have opposed proposals that include amnesty or access taxpayer-funded benefits for those who are in this country illegally.