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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 16th, 2013
Bob W. from Denton, TX signed.
May 16th, 2013
Janice N. from Washington, ME signed.
May 16th, 2013
Aileen H. from Anchorage, AK writes:
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This bill is turning into all kinds of favors and open doors by allowing Napalitano to make decisions on everything. There is also a report of biometric identifications for everyone. I am sorry we don't live a police state yet, although with all the things exposed that this administration has been doing and targeting and all the things we don't know is going on I am not to sure. The borders need to be secured and if that isn't done first nothing needs to be done.
May 16th, 2013
Vicki B. from Loveland, CO signed.
May 16th, 2013
Laurel C. from Oak Harbor, WA signed.
May 16th, 2013
Someone from Lindenhurst, NY writes:
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Congress has never delivered on their promise to SECURE our borders. Without the borders secured no amnesty should be considered.
May 16th, 2013
Jeanette O. from Huntersville, NC signed.
May 16th, 2013
Kenneth F. from Mercer, MO writes:
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congress promised to secure the borders on each of the last 3 amnesties and the border is still not secure no amnesty until the borfer is secure
May 16th, 2013
Frank G. from Ligonier, PA signed.
May 15th, 2013
Gil C. from Chicago, IL signed.
May 15th, 2013
Dale P. from Floresville, TX signed.
May 15th, 2013
Rhonda j h. from Hagerstown, MD signed.
May 15th, 2013
Newton A. from Greenville, SC writes:
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No more bills!! Secure the Borders Now, Inforce the LAWs we already have.
May 15th, 2013
Robert D. from Las Vegas, NV signed.
May 15th, 2013
Kristin R. from Fort Thomas, KY signed.
May 15th, 2013
bryan b. from Mobile, AL signed.
May 15th, 2013
Jack L. from Wichita Falls, TX signed.
May 15th, 2013
Geoffrey W G. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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Please no more multi=hundred page bills no one reads them. How many pages of regulations will accompany this? What will the regulations be? Did not Obamacare teach us anything? How many thousands of pages of regs. are still to be written? Naive and incompetence.
May 15th, 2013
John B. from Tacoma, WA signed.
May 15th, 2013
Anita M. from Portsmouth, OH writes:
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Before you grant amnesty to those in our country "illegally" make sure we don't have another 11 million sneaking over. Secure our borders first!
May 15th, 2013
Patricia M S. from West Enfield, ME writes:
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Secure the Borders First! Thank you,
May 15th, 2013
Doug Q. from Heavener, OK signed.
May 15th, 2013
Brian K. from Prather, CA signed.
May 15th, 2013
Ken G. from Babylon, NY signed.
May 15th, 2013
Someone from Chester, VA signed.
May 15th, 2013
randy g. from Upland, CA signed.
May 15th, 2013
sharon d. from North Carrollton, MS signed.
May 15th, 2013
Sheila F. from Vineland, NJ signed.
May 15th, 2013
William C. from Walnut Creek, CA writes:
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Stop the continual foolishness of enormous and useless legislation designed to stupify the public but do nothing to end ILLEGALS from entering our country!
May 14th, 2013
David G. from Lagrange, GA signed.
May 14th, 2013
daniel c. from Boca Raton, FL signed.
May 14th, 2013
thomas w. from Atlantic Highlands, NJ signed.
May 14th, 2013
MARG M. from Ashburn, VA signed.
May 14th, 2013
Kevin M. from Sterling, VA signed.
May 14th, 2013
Michael S. from Walterboro, SC signed.
May 14th, 2013
Ann G. from House Springs, MO writes:
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Congress passed a law to build a fence on the Southern border. Why hasn't this been done? Also, after 9/11/01, visas were supposed to be tracked. Why hasn't this been done? How does the government expect to keep track off all illegals? It can't - nobody knows how many illegals are here and what countries they came from.
May 14th, 2013
Daniel B. from Elkhorn, NE signed.
May 14th, 2013
Jesse H. from Albuquerque, NM signed.
May 14th, 2013
William B. from Burnsville, MN signed.
May 14th, 2013
Someone from Highland, CA signed.