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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
May 20th, 2013
MARG M. from Ashburn, VA signed.
May 20th, 2013
Lisa G. from Goldendale, WA signed.
May 20th, 2013
Richard A. from Hayward, CA signed.
May 20th, 2013
Margareth C. from Pompano Beach, FL writes:
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The plan by the so-called Gang of Eight is really just amnesty, as we all know. Just secure the borders and actually enforce the laws on the books!!! No brainer!!!
May 20th, 2013
Doug Q. from Heavener, OK signed.
May 20th, 2013
Charles B. from Pulaski, TN signed.
May 20th, 2013
James S. from Muncie, IN signed.
May 19th, 2013
Riley B. from Brownwood, TX signed.
May 19th, 2013
Someone from Ilion, NY writes:
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Securing the borders and diligently enforcing current immigration laws is common sense. The lack of enforcement of immigration laws already on the books results in a complete disrespect of government. Why is it that +/-30% of the U.S. prison population is comprised of illegals? Granting an allowed to stay status to illegals would create further disrespect and overwhelm our healthcare and entitlement programs. Whatever happened to common sense?
May 19th, 2013
Robert M. from Covina, CA signed.
May 19th, 2013
Someone from Saratoga Springs, NY signed.
May 19th, 2013
Evan S. from Saratoga Springs, NY signed.
May 19th, 2013
Kerrie H. from San Diego, CA signed.
May 19th, 2013
Joseph B. from New Baltimore, MI signed.
May 19th, 2013
Sally W. from Kinston, NC signed.
May 19th, 2013
Sandra G. from Pittsburgh, PA writes:
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SECURING THE BOARDER HAS TO BE DONE FIRST BEFORE ANYTHNG ELSE CAN BE DISSCUSSED. THEN, IT IS OUTRAGOUS THAT 33MILLION ILLEGAL SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO STAY AND LEECH OFF OF OUR COUNTRY. SOME OF THESE PEOPLE HAVE TO GO BACK TO WHAT EVER COUNTRY THEY CAME FROM. INFACT, ALOT OF THEM HAVE TO GO. THE THOUGHT OF KEEPING 33MILLION PERSONS WHEN OUR ECONOMY IS AT ITS WORST AT THIS TIME IS CRAZY. WHEN MCCAIN SAID, "...THEY TAKE CARE OF OUR BABIES, AND OUR LAWNS..."-----THAT WAS ABOUT THE DUMBEST THINGS IVE EVER HEARD. MAYBE THATS THE WAY IT IS IN THE WEST, BUT NOT SO AT ALL HERE. AND BESIDES THERE ARE ONLY SO MANY BABIES AND LAWNS IN THE WEST ---IM SURE. ALSO, THE ABUSE OF THESE PEOPLE FOR CHEAP LABOR HAS TO STOP. WHEN I PAY $4.99 FOR ONE GREEN PEPPER, IT MAKES ME KNOW THERE IS ALOT OF MONEY IN FARMING. SEND THESE IMMIGRANTS HOME----AMERICANS WILLL TAKE THESE JOBS. MAYBE NOT FOR $2.00/HR, BUT THOSE FARMERS WILL JUST HAVE TO GET FAIR ABOUT WHAT THEY PAY THEIR WORKERS. AN OVERLOAD OF IMMIGRANTS ALSO DELUTES THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE AND UNDERSTANDING OF FREEDOM----ESP WHEN YOU CAN SEE MEXICANS FLYING MEXICAN FLAGS, NOT AMERICAN FLAGS. THEY DONT EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE WHERE THEY ARE. SECURE THE BOARDERS FIRST, SEND MANY BACK. THEN START TO TALK. THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN WAITING TO IMMIGRATE THE CORRECT WAY ARE THE ONES WHO DESERVE A CHANCE. STOP TRYING TO PUT THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE.
May 19th, 2013
Kenan W. from Clemmons, NC signed.
May 18th, 2013
Kevin M. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
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Kevin M. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
May 18th, 2013
Sherry B. from Birmingham, AL signed.
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Marcus & Barbara B. from Prineville, OR signed.
May 18th, 2013
CHRISTINE W. from Pinetop, AZ signed.
May 18th, 2013
Bernadette B. from South Burlington, VT signed.
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Bonnie K. from Helena, MT signed.
May 18th, 2013
Lawrence C. from Sevierville, TN signed.
May 18th, 2013
Evelyne H. from Talbott, TN signed.
May 18th, 2013
Carl S. from Las Cruces, NM signed.
May 18th, 2013
Linda A. from Tatum, TX writes:
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Nothing will do any good until the border is secure. Amnesty is just going to have more & more illegals come to the US. Also, why are we incarcirating illegals; deport them for their crimes & save the US money. Obama should be IMPEACHED for granting amnesty when Congress would not go along. Napolitano, under Obama, & ICE head release criminal illegals on our streets without states' notification, ahead of sequestration. Do you also know that their about 700US deaths a month from illegals in drunk driving accidents. Most child trafficking is through illegals. Terroists are crossing the border, too. So how can we spend $6.3 trillion on this monstrosity of a bill instead of slow small pieces at a time. We are already paying their way & shouldn't be. They came here ILLEGALLY (broke the law). How much clearer can that be? I don't know why you in Congress think that it's ok to spend hard working taxpayers' money on stupid things that you would not dare spend your own money on. Also, wasn't Shcumer one of the IRS writers to target conservative groups. And, you think we should trust him on this. Rubio, they have made a fool of you & it will hurt you. Nobody should get a free rider. Everyone should have to play a part in tax paying. Enough with the freebies, illegals, corrupt politicians who would sell their soul to the devil if they would move up politically. I think we need to get Orkin to CLEAN ALL OF WASHINGTON & START FRESH with Our Constitution & Bill of Rights & let all the other garbage you all have put in place be null & void. Americans will not stand & take it anymore. Illegals have more rights than American citizens & they send $45 billion a year back to their countries. Where does that help the American economy. All of you on this back-room committee should be made to go down to the border for a week or so & see what exactly is going on there. You might change your minds about a lot of things. I think it should be mandatory that any bill being worked on should have those persons out in the field first-hand. Maybe reality would stop a lot of the BS we keep getting. You also may want to take that thing called The Constitution & Bill of Rights, read it & make laws according to these documents. All the stupid Democrats blaming Republicans for their problems digging deeper into Benghazi for political reasons; Democrats & Obama kept these facts/LIES for political reasons but you don't mention that fact. why don't you all simply resign your posts before the sh** hits the fan on you & you will tumble down with this totally corrupt, stealing, lying, treasonous criminal thugs; Obama & his minions.
May 18th, 2013
susan r. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
May 18th, 2013
Jerry J. from Miami, FL writes:
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Securing the borders and diligently enforcing current immigration laws is common sense. The lack of enforcement of immigration laws already on the books results in a complete disrespect of government. Why is it that +/-30% of the U.S. prison population is comprised of illegals? Granting an allowed to stay status to illegals would create further disrespect and overwhelm our healthcare and entitlement programs. Whatever happened to common sense?
May 18th, 2013
Someone from Oceanside, CA signed.
May 17th, 2013
James F. from Frankfort, IN signed.
May 17th, 2013
Ron & Margaret F. from Omaha, AR signed.
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Robert L. from Old Hickory, TN signed.
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D S. from Coventry, CT signed.
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Philip J. from Plymouth, IN signed.
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Joycew W. from Reno, NV signed.
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Dorothy B. from Glendale, AZ signed.
May 17th, 2013
Michael S. from Walterboro, SC signed.
May 17th, 2013
Charles H. from San Clemente, CA writes:
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We are the only developed nation on earth that doesn't control entry.