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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
Someone from Los Angeles, CA writes:
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None of this will work without secure borders so we need to build the double fence first and immediately.
May 10th, 2013
Guy M. from The Dalles, OR signed.
May 10th, 2013
Emojean A. from Minneapolis, MN writes:
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... READ-THIS-PETITION .!!! ... It says it all .!!! ... If you can't handle the job, then get out and make way for someone who can .!!! ... We Must Secure Our Borders .!!! ...
May 10th, 2013
Vicki B. from Loveland, CO writes:
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Does it not go without saying that the borders need to be closed first? Are the people in DC that stupid, I mean, really, I am at the end of my rope with this stupidity. All this pandering and etiquette, get on with it already.
May 10th, 2013
Ted M. from Chalfont, PA signed.
May 10th, 2013
David M. from Warner Robins, GA signed.
May 10th, 2013
Sonia W. from Kanab, UT signed.
May 10th, 2013
Vada Ruth K. from Cole Camp, MO signed.
May 10th, 2013
Nita S. from Broken Arrow, OK signed.
May 10th, 2013
Richard F. from Mechanicsville, VA writes:
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IN FACT WE DO NOT NEED ANY FURTHER IMMIGRATION REFORM. WHAT WE NEED IS CURRENT ENFORCEMENT OF OUR IMMIGRATION LAW WITHOUT EXCEPTION OR EXCUSE!
May 9th, 2013
Kenneth S. from Cortland, IL signed.
May 9th, 2013
Robert M. from Oroville, CA writes:
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I don't believe in any amnesty for people who have already broken our laws. The border should be secured anyway.
May 9th, 2013
Someone from Salt Lake City, UT signed.
May 9th, 2013
Betty P. from Florahome, FL writes:
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close our borders and stop immigration all together. deport before we have another 9/11. or is this what you want for this country.
May 9th, 2013
Jeff H. from Kenosha, WI writes:
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The borders must be secured before any other immigration reforms are initiated. Without border security, there will be no accountability for those who are already here, and no way to prevent more from flooding this country, once they see that the stupid gringos, are willing to give away the farm to all the "new citizens". We are already 17 trillion dollars in debt. We cannot, nor should we be asked, to go another 3 to 7 trillion dollars in debt, just to make sure that everybody who gets here, gets every amenity they could ever hope for immediately, and for free! Too many Americans, who have lived and WORKED here all of their lives, are not making it. They cannot be expected to lay down and be the welcome mat, for 11 million new amigos.
May 9th, 2013
Marisa W. from Broomfield, CO writes:
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If borders aren't secured first then passing the immigration reform bill is fruitless.
May 9th, 2013
Abraham Z. from Los Angeles, CA signed.
May 9th, 2013
Jeff H. from Kenosha, WI signed.
May 9th, 2013
Lori J. from Martinez, CA signed.
May 9th, 2013
Therese V. from Reno, NV signed.
May 9th, 2013
Bettye I. from San Antonio, TX writes:
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Please review your priorities. Secure Borders first, then step-by-step immigration reforms that secure these borders and are compatible under the Constitution!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 9th, 2013
Bradford B. from Mesa, AZ signed.
May 9th, 2013
Monica S. from New Braunfels, TX signed.
May 9th, 2013
Scott D. from Logan, UT signed.
May 9th, 2013
Marvin H. from Newburg, MO signed.
May 9th, 2013
Mary E. from Mount Vernon, IL signed.
May 9th, 2013
Sandra G. from Pittsburgh, PA writes:
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No amnesty and secure the boarder by laws already on the books that are constitutional. Also, some of these eleven million have to go back no matter where they are from. It is rediculous to think that the way the economy is that our country can support this large influx of persons. Meanwhile why isnt the Mexican govt held responsible for so many of their people leaving their country? There must be something very wrong in Mexico.
May 9th, 2013
Martha W. from Batesville, AR signed.
May 9th, 2013
Howard & Mary Jane H. from Belleville, IL signed.
May 9th, 2013
William O. from Murrysville, PA signed.
May 9th, 2013
Someone from Orange Park, FL signed.
May 9th, 2013
Ann M. from Toms River, NJ signed.
May 9th, 2013
Alec M. from Colon, MI signed.
May 9th, 2013
Someone from Azle, TX writes:
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Since Senator Grassley's (supported by Cruz and others) proposal to FIRST enforce the laws on the books was voted down by all the Dems AND Rep Senators Flake (AZ) and Graham (SC) we all should know that this whole thing is a scam. Its bound to pass the senate but the house can save us. Be sure to let your Senators and Representatives know that you do NOT want this to become law.
May 9th, 2013
Marc B. from Boynton Beach, FL writes:
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No amnesty and secure our boarders
May 9th, 2013
Wanda L. from Picayune, MS signed.
May 9th, 2013
Nancy D B. from Virginia Beach, VA signed.
May 9th, 2013
Maryann F. from North Reading, MA writes:
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What is going to be good for the country should be the priority in any bill. This smells like a democratic trap. No voting rights EVER for illegals.
May 9th, 2013
Thomas T. from Huntington, NY signed.
May 9th, 2013
Kathleen W. from Princeton, WI writes:
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Until you secure the borders it doesn't make sense to go ahead to try immigration reform. The amount of money it is costing all of us as taxpayers to support, educate, and pay out health benefits for the immigrants has to come to a halt. We farmed all our lives and no one has ever given us the opporunities they have been given.