“I’m an illegal immigrant.” This is why we need to make the border secure
It’s not just that immigrants and refugees are coming in numbers far higher than we would like, but that we’re letting in even more people who we can’t control.
That’s why I’m an immigrant, and that’s why we have to make it secure.
We’ve been through so much, we’ve been in such a crisis, and now is the time for action.
We must stop the tide of illegal immigration and put a stop to the carnage that we’ve seen.
We have a choice to make, and I believe in making the right choice.
I believe that if you want to improve your quality of life, if you have kids, if the people who care about you want you to be able to do your job, then you have to get out of the shadows and let’s do something about it.
As President, I will take action to make our country safer and to fix our broken immigration system.
But that won’t happen without an urgent effort to secure the border.
I will make sure that our agents, our Border Patrol agents, do everything they can to stop illegal immigration, to secure our borders and to protect Americans from illegal immigration.
We need to do it now, but it’s not going to happen overnight.
It will require an honest conversation about how we are going to make sure we are doing all we can to make a real difference in this country.
But it also means we must start taking care of people who have been here for years.
And we must make sure our immigration system is not broken.
There’s been no effort to make this a humanitarian crisis.
We don’t need more than 30,000 people in the country to help us to address our humanitarian crisis in the long run.
There are some in our party who are arguing that we are taking the path of least resistance.
They say, “Look, we can get to 300,000.
We can get there by doing what the Obama administration has done, which is to use executive action.”
And I have to say, I disagree with that.
We should never let politics trump our humanitarian mission.
But, for the first time, the Republican Party will have a unified position on immigration, and we will put our own policies into place that will help Americans.
But let me also say, we’re going to need your help.
There is no time like the present.
And our goal in the coming weeks is to be ready to tackle this problem in an aggressive way that will be supported by the American people, and by a bipartisan congressional delegation.
I have said that the path to citizenship is not a two-track road.
It is a two step road.
There has to be an opportunity to come to the United States legally, and then we will work with you to get you into a legal status that makes you a legal resident.
But I have not made any commitment to have an end date for that pathway.
We do have a path to legalization that gives legal status to millions of people, but only if they get the appropriate support from the federal government.
We also have a pathway to citizenship for people who came to the country illegally and have been in the United State for two years.
We will work to ensure that this pathway is open and that the people that come into our country legally are protected, and will work diligently to ensure the federal and state governments are able to provide the support they need.
But as you see, there is an opportunity for action in the next few weeks.
We cannot go on with the status quo, and in fact, the Obama Administration is trying to put pressure on Congress to make some concessions to make up for what it has failed to do.
So, I have been urging the Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill that makes immigration reform a priority.
The American people are tired of waiting for us to get our act together, and they deserve a comprehensive solution.
And I’m asking the Congress of the United Kingdom to join us, as a bipartisan group, to pass this legislation, which I will sign.
The U.K. has one of the strongest immigration systems in the world.
It has the strongest refugee resettlement program in the European Union.
It’s also one of a handful of countries that have a comprehensive asylum system.
And, while many people have worked together to address the crisis in our country, we need a solution.
We’re not going back to the dark ages, and there are things we can do to make America safer.
But for the moment, I want to see that our immigration reform is done.
And the U.S. has to work with us to fix the problem.
There should be a pathway for legal immigration, with the support of Congress.
But this bill will provide the protections for American workers and American families, and it will help to ensure our border is secure.
I think it is time to begin making the case that immigration reform has to address all of the challenges facing our country.
And as I said before, I