Republicans have long advocated for strong measures to secure our nation’s borders and protect American jobs. And while many Republicans believe that illegal immigrants should be deported, there is also a growing consensus that we must find a way to welcome those who are fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries.
We must also find a way to provide a path to legal status for law-abiding, contributing members of our communities. We can do this by working together to pass common-sense immigration reform that secures our borders, cracks down on illegal immigration, and provides a path to legal status for those who are here illegally but are willing to work hard and play by the rules.
Republicans should also recognize that deporting all illegal immigrants is not only costly and inefficient, but potentially cruel. We must find a way to provide an opportunity for those who are here illegally to become citizens without fear of being deported.
Republicans should lead the charge in providing meaningful immigration reform that will make our country safer, stronger, and more prosperous.
By working together, Republicans can create an immigration system that is fair and just while still maintaining our nation’s security.
It is time we come together and develop real solutions to this pressing issue. Republicans have the power to shape the future of our nation’s immigration laws – let’s use it wisely.