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Tell Congress: Secure the Borders First!

Lawmakers must offer workable step-by-step immigration reforms that secure the borders first and are compatible with the Constitution.

The bi-partisan "Gang of Eight" has made it their task to overhaul our current immigration system. Over a course of months and after a myriad of closed-door meetings, the Gang recently unveiled their plan: an unworkable 844 page volume that few Senators are likely to actually read (much less understand).

With immigration as much a mess as it is, and as complicated as it is, lawmakers must offer remedies wisely and slowly – not through a one-size-fits all “comprehensive” plan.  We don’t need an “Obamacare” of immigration. We need many single-issue bills, and we need months to debate them in broad daylight.  

Not only that, we need to identify and work on real priorities. Before discussing any type of “pathway to citizenship” or amnesty program – which the Heritage Foundation claims would cost $6.3 trillion – lawmakers must deal with the root of our immigration problem, first and foremost: insecure, unmanaged borders. 

True immigration reform means securing the borders first!

Border security, however, must be compatible with the Constitution and should not violate the People’s freedom of travel. Further, border security measures must not include provisions to mandate any type of National ID card, which would subject Americans to greater government surveillance.

Take Action! Sign the petition and message your lawmakers telling them that Immigration Reform starts with Secure Borders! Lawmakers must offer workable step-by-step immigration reforms that secure the borders first and are compatible with the Constitution!

Public Comments
Jul 16th, 2014
Margery R. from Alamo, CA writes:
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President Obama ----- don't you even care about the United States that your girls and grand children will live in as well.?You are ruining our country with over population , as well as allowing terrorists and people with diseases in!
Jul 15th, 2014
Someone from Norco, CA writes:
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SHUT THE BORDERS!
Jul 15th, 2014
Richard L. from Nixa, MO signed.
Jul 15th, 2014
alexis m. from Denver, CO writes:
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Stop illegal immigrants from flooding our borders. Americans are struggling! This is against the law! Why should we obey the law if they do not have to?
Jul 14th, 2014
Someone from Nevada, MO writes:
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Migrants are one, illegals are another! You people in the White House need to realize this!!!
Jul 14th, 2014
Flavia D. from New York, NY writes:
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Secure the borders now! Deport the illegals now! Impeach & imprison traitors of our security, sovereignty & constitution Now!
Jul 14th, 2014
Someone from Tulare, CA signed.
Jul 14th, 2014
Linad F. from Kansas City, KS signed.
Jul 14th, 2014
Someone from Palm Beach Gardens, FL writes:
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All of you better wake up... We The People are not happy about this. All of congress should pass legislation to remove the illegal aliens ASAP. Not just the one on the border, but begin to put pressure on the illegals that have been sucking up our resources to self-deport by making it harder for them to receive welfare, healthcare, anchor babies, etc. We're all very fed up with this. I personally work with two legal immigrants and they're just as upset about this as those of us born here.
Jul 14th, 2014
Daniel F. from Riverside, NJ signed.
Jul 14th, 2014
Daniel F. from Riverside, NJ signed.
Jul 13th, 2014
Someone from Chester Springs, PA writes:
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I as a citizen must obey the law....so should immigrants....the constitution states we will be protected from invasion.....
Jul 13th, 2014
Someone from Lexington, KY signed.
Jul 13th, 2014
Someone from Conway, AR signed.
Jul 12th, 2014
Susan H. from Hillsborough, NJ writes:
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SECURE THE BORDERS NOW!! Susan H. Hillsborough, NJ
Jul 12th, 2014
Joseph D. from Trenton, NJ signed.
Jul 12th, 2014
Lindie M. from Reno, NV writes:
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I need to take care of my own family not a bunch of children whose own parents care so little about them they would use them as pawns in this dispicable display of ignorance , abandon them , put them in danger so they can come to the land of " free services, free ride all at the expense of working class natural born citizens who can barely support their own families because of the era of the worst leader they have ever had, and insult the immigrants who came her the proper and legal way. shameful and sickening . We are the laughing stalk of the world
Jul 12th, 2014
Ross C. from Howell, NJ signed.
Jul 12th, 2014
Joan M. from Mansfield, TX writes:
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Secure our borders NOW
Jul 11th, 2014
Shawn B. from Gurnee, IL signed.
Jul 11th, 2014
Adrienne D. from Riverhead, NY signed.
Jul 11th, 2014
steven p. from Lake Placid, FL writes:
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secure the borders with military asap ! terrorist are getting in !! are you kidding me ! AMERICA is going down quick. very soon all citizens will be securing the border because we will have no choice. "GOD" BLESS AMERICA !!!!!!!
Jul 11th, 2014
teresa s. from Pasadena, MD writes:
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We dont have enough jobs now. You maybe letting in terrorist.
Jul 11th, 2014
Michael T. from Rio Vista, CA signed.
Jul 11th, 2014
Someone from Spring, TX writes:
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One purposeful step at a time. The first priority is to secure our southern border. That has to begin immediately.
Jul 11th, 2014
Linda B. from Dyersburg, TN writes:
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We must secure our borders for our children's safety. Possibly speed up the path for legal immigration.
Jul 11th, 2014
Karen D. from Grapevine, TX writes:
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Close the border! Cut off funds to aid and abet and use them to secure the border!
Jul 11th, 2014
Someone from Clayton, NC writes:
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We are a sovereign nation. Our borders must be protected. Lock down the border, and let us take care of our own issues as a country first, before we try to solve the issues of the rest of the world.
Jul 11th, 2014
Helen F. from Fredericktown, OH signed.
Jul 11th, 2014
Amanda W. from Naples, FL signed.
Jul 11th, 2014
Someone from Demorest, GA signed.
Jul 10th, 2014
Marilyn S. from Ellicott City, MD signed.
Jul 10th, 2014
garth g. from Killen, AL writes:
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Enough is enough.
Jul 10th, 2014
Pam G. from Killen, AL signed.
Jul 10th, 2014
Karen D. from Jacksonville, FL writes:
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The American citizen's well being ranks last in priority in the USA by this administration. I hope another WWII atrocity doesn't occur. Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat the same mistakes. I'm not talking rewritten history.
Jul 10th, 2014
jean a. from Jacksonville, FL writes:
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We have immigration laws that are being broken every day. The American people are hurting from a five year old bad economy and we cannot take in everyone from other countries that wants to ignore our laws. In my opinion our government is a disaster!
Jul 10th, 2014
Someone from Christiansburg, VA writes:
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Congress, DO YOUR JOB! get off your lazy a$$es! CLOSE the border NOW! We have no president, you must act now!
Jul 10th, 2014
Someone from Mechanicsville, MD signed.
Jul 10th, 2014
Someone from Brooklyn, NY signed.
Jul 9th, 2014
Eric B. from Columbia, MD writes:
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Want to ease unemployment in our country for actual American citizens? You get a "2fer" by hiring thousands of Americans to help build the border fencing, and by stopping the influx of cheap labor which depresses wages for all Americans. If the Chinese can fence 13,000+ miles of border thousands of years ago, then surely the greatest country on earth can fence off the remaining 1,300 miles of the border with Mexico that currently is wide open!