The failure of our immigration policy is not a new problem. Illegal immigration has been consistently ignored for at least two decades. The resolution of our immigration crisis must begin with the securing of our borders. Further, I believe that amnesty is a mistake and pledge to oppose such measures. It is high time that the people of this country have comprehensive immigration reform that secures our borders first. We are simply not being honest with ourselves if we believe that the same practices will achieve different results.
In the final analysis, the American story is an immigrant’s story. As an immigrant from the former Soviet Union myself; I can testify that without the hospitality of our society I could not be here today. I am a firm believer that when we can control our borders the American people will accept a settlement that does not betray our economy or our principles.