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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 14th, 2013
Ervin B. from Land O Lakes, FL writes:
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Finish the fence!
May 14th, 2013
Ervin B. from Land O Lakes, FL writes:
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Finish the fence!
May 14th, 2013
Someone from Kamas, UT writes:
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Enforce our Borders.
May 14th, 2013
Mike & Nancy B. from Gray Court, SC signed.
May 14th, 2013
Aileen H. from Anchorage, AK writes:
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The gang of eights reform and amnesty to illegals is another lie that is being told to the Citizens. The border will not be secured and if the Fed can't keep track of visa breakers that number in the thousands, and we have the Boston Bombers and even the 9/11 pilots, how the hell is verifying 11 to 33 million going to be accomplished. With all the scandals going on that should be the focus of all of Congress. Americans are losing their freedoms and the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, Freedom of Speech is being assaulted by Obama and his minions and this bill should be tabled until the truth comes out from Benghazi, Fast and Furious, IRS, and AP. Already IRS is saying it will not provide all the documents requested. Fast and furious seems to have been buried although Obama was telling the Mexicans in a speech that the criminals running guns to Mexico, he was going to handle that. The only criminals supplying guns to the drug cartel was Obama's DOJ Eric Holder. Benghazi, was lies, lies lies lies and coverup to cover total incompetence and perhaps more gun running and to assure reelection. This reminds me of Hitler - first he came for the guns and then the Jews and no one said anything - Now we have "First they came for the Tea Party, Vets and Patriots and main stream media didn't speak out" IMPEACH
May 14th, 2013
Patricia V. from Bonfield, IL signed.
May 14th, 2013
Judy B. from Hesperia, CA signed.
May 14th, 2013
stephanie c. from Atlanta, GA signed.
May 14th, 2013
Spence Q. from Medford, NJ signed.
May 14th, 2013
Mavis H. from Pensacola, FL writes:
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No amnesty for any immigrant that came over here illegally. No citizenship, no legal status, no voting rights ever. meh
May 14th, 2013
Carmen F. from Boise, ID signed.
May 14th, 2013
Pamela A. from Kalamazoo, MI signed.
May 14th, 2013
Glen H. from Milwaukee, WI signed.
May 14th, 2013
Randall P. from Burnsville, MN writes:
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Close our borders and then create a fair common sense and workable immigration policy, not an Obama Care type policy no one reads or understands and is not enforceable or effective.
May 14th, 2013
Ron & Margaret F. from Omaha, AR signed.
May 14th, 2013
Sandra R. from East Palatka, FL signed.
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Someone from Johnstown, CO signed.
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raymond m. from Fort Wayne, IN signed.
May 14th, 2013
Gerald T. from Trinity, TX signed.
May 14th, 2013
Jacqueline W. from Newton, NJ writes:
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I am tired of this of the President not doing his responsibility by keeping our borders secure.WE MUST SECURE THE BORDERS, if not , then the President must go.
May 14th, 2013
Someone from Odessa, FL signed.
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Bailey P. from Jackson, TN signed.
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John M. from Portland, OR signed.
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Dave M. from Berwyn, IL signed.
May 14th, 2013
Bonnie K. from Helena, MT signed.
May 14th, 2013
Steven B. from Mesquite, NV writes:
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Enough is enough! when will our Congressmen bring an end to this madness. This is worse than Watergate and nothing is being done about it. Please show our country we can not be ruled by Bully's that lie and cheat. Please help restor our great American values
May 13th, 2013
Riley R. from Gold Beach, OR signed.
May 13th, 2013
Junius G. from Greer, SC signed.
May 13th, 2013
Marianne R. from Covina, CA signed.
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Lou N. from Columbiana, OH signed.
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James M. from Hampstead, NC signed.
May 13th, 2013
Terry W. from Aurora, MO signed.
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Robert L. from Old Hickory, TN signed.
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Robert L. from Old Hickory, TN signed.
May 13th, 2013
James M. from Hampstead, NC signed.
May 13th, 2013
LARRY S. from Winter Haven, FL writes:
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Break the 844-page bill into incremental pieces. DO NOTHING until the first piece, border security, is achieved.
May 13th, 2013
robert h. from Harrisburg, PA writes:
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With so many Americas unemployed or under employed Congress should not be bringing an influx of new job takers, charity begins at home!
May 13th, 2013
Someone from Troy, PA signed.
May 13th, 2013
JOE C. from Georgetown, FL signed.
May 13th, 2013
Lois P. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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Secure the BORDERS FIRST!!!