Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Illegal Immigration Debate

Illegal is illegal! America needs to get
serious about securing our borders. If
we demonstrate that illegals will not
be granted amnesty, and that we are
serious about enforcing our own laws,
there will be less of a desire by illegal
immigrants to unlawfully cross the border.
Individuals do not fear breaking our
immigration laws because they see little
evidence they are being enforced. When
that changes, the tide of illegal immigrants
will be substantially reduced. We are a
nation of laws, and when those laws are
ignored or flaunted, everybody loses. I
support a catch and deport program that
gives local law enforcement the authority
to detain illegal immigrants for breaking
the law, and fully believe that illegal
immigrants should be denied federal
benefits such as Social Security and Medicare.