I support concrete and progressive immigration reform based on three primary criteria: family reunification, economic contributions, and humanitarian concerns.
The federal government has failed us, so we, the elected officials of small-town America, are getting tough with illegal immigration.
Mr. Speaker, our Nation depends on immigrants' labor, and I hope we can create an immigration system as dependable as they are.
It's clear that we need comprehensive immigration reform.
We must curtail the flow of illegal immigrants across the Mexican border.
Comprehensive immigration reform would reduce the deficit and help grow the economy.
Governor Romney is a real hardliner on illegal immigration.
We certainly employ a lot of immigrants at Fox... and we do not take any consistent anti-immigrant line.
Anyone who doesn't agree with the Left's approach to immigration oftentimes gets stigmatized as anti-immigrant or anti-Hispanic.
Illegal immigration costs taxpayers $45 billion a year in health care, education, and incarceration expenses.
I will continue to enforce all the laws, including illegal immigration. Nothing changes.
I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigration.
We can't deny the financial toll illegal immigrants take on our communities.
Our immigration policy should be driven by what is in the best interest of this great country and the American people. Comprehensive immigration reform will strengthen U.S. security and boost economic growth.
Immigration reform almost happened under President George W. Bush. Twice. And it was comprehensive.
The issues surrounding illegal immigration are wide-ranging and complex, but there is no question about the need to secure our borders.
If the penalty for hiring illegals is just a fine, it becomes a business decision. But if the penalty is jail time, illegal immigration will come to a screeching halt.
They decided to let immigrants in and I am an immigrant. They gave us a chance to participate in this country's life and I took it.
We, as a country, have not seen a significant change in immigration policy in nearly two decades, even though all Americans agree that current immigration policy is outdated and malfunctioning.
The American people are not anti-immigrant. We are concerned about the lack of coherence in our immigration policy and enforcement.
As the 109th Congress continues to debate legislation that will affect the lives of immigrants, it is important for us to remember that we are a nation of immigrants.