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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 10th, 2013
Michael S. from Walterboro, SC signed.
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May 10th, 2013
ANG-ELLA M. from Peabody, MA writes:
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KILL THE IMMIGRATION REFORM BILL. It is weighted to the benefit of ILLEGAL ALIENS and to the detriment of AMERICANS.
May 10th, 2013
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Kimberly D. from Los Gatos, CA signed.
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Lynn H. from Arlington, TX signed.
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Richard P. from Hutchinson, KS signed.
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Durene R. from Ruidoso, NM writes:
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Without securing the border first, the rest is meaningless.
May 10th, 2013
DOLORES G. from Coppell, TX signed.
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Someone from Amarillo, TX signed.
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Jerry S. from Lansing, MI signed.
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Nancy L. from North Richland Hills, TX writes:
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ENFORCEMENT ONLY
May 10th, 2013
Tony P. from Gladwin, MI signed.
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Darrel R. from Veneta, OR signed.
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Someone from Jamestown, NY signed.
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Jon R. from Monroe, OR writes:
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Secure the border FIRST then we'll consider the rest of your proposal!
May 10th, 2013
eric p. from Shippensburg, PA signed.
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LORA C. from Valley Springs, AR signed.
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Gerald B. from Hermitage, PA signed.
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Someone from Amarillo, TX writes:
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This must happen first!!!
May 10th, 2013
Doris B. from Stewart, TN writes:
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I just don't understand why the laws on the books regarding immigration cannot be inforced. Why spend millions on trying to change something that is the law and has been for decades.
May 10th, 2013
GINGER G. from Hobbs, NM signed.
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Leon D. from Tacoma, WA writes:
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Congress needs to do the job they are elected to do and that is to represent the citizens of the United States, not the interests of illegal aliens and or big business who support amnesty just to get low paid workers.
May 10th, 2013
Doris B. from Stewart, TN writes:
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I just don't understand why the laws on the books regarding immigration cannot be inforced. Why spend millions on trying to change something that is the law and has been for decades.
May 10th, 2013
John M. from Portland, OR signed.