Welcoming new citizens into the United States strengthens our society and broadens our ability to accomplish great things. However, any sovereign nation has a right and an obligation to protect its borders from those who enter illegally. In order to reduce the number of illegal immigrants in our country, we first must enforce the laws that already exist. Illegal immigration puts our national and economic security at risk. For too long politicians in Washington D.C. have talked about immigration reform and streamlining the process that provides a legal and appropriate path to citizenship.

We must work to strengthen and reform our immigration laws, making them more effective and efficient. In order to do this, we must secure our border by building a physical wall, as well as, electronic surveillance. We should also ensure that illegal immigrants are not receiving any of the benefits that belong to American citizens.