The Federal government has failed in its duty to secure our nations borders. This has created numerous problems for our schools, medical systems, taxpayers and had and adverse effect on our economy. While legal immigration is vital to our economy and should be encouraged, we must demand the Federal government secure our border. In the mean time, states must find reasonable ways to deal with the challenges caused by decades of immigration policy failure. Specifically, English should be our national language. Government documents should not be issued to those who are not legal citizens. Employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants should face tough penalties. However, the government must give employers better tools to verify citizenship status.