We are primarily a nation of immigrants and descendents of immigrants, and immigrants have been a source of economic energy, innovation, and cultural diversity. They come here because of our vibrant democratic republic and free market system, where civil liberties are cherished and defended. It is vital to the health of the nation that we continue to provide a legal path to citizenship.
Every nation requires borders as a defining characteristic, establishes laws for determining legal entry, and procedures for granting citizenship. The United States is no exception.
The Constitution clearly gives the Federal government power over our borders, and status of non-citizens. Many states and municipalities have passed sanctuary laws, specifying non-cooperation with Federal authorities. This Constitutional conflict threatens the safety of both citizens and non-citizens, and must be remedied.