Working for an Immigration Solution

By Tom Cole

It is often said that the United States is a nation of immigrants. Indeed, other than our Native American population, that is true. Historically, the United States has been one of the most generous countries in terms of allowing people born in other parts of the world to legally enter the country and live the American dream. The U.S. currently accepts over a million immigrants a year legally. Despite this generous policy, many people continue to enter the country illegally.

The U.S. clearly has a problem with illegal immigration, and there is no question that the U.S. Immigration System needs to be reformed. Currently, there is an estimated 11 million people in the United States illegally. Therefore, to suggest that our borders are secure is clearly an error.


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