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Control the border by January 1, 2014 and establish English as the official language of government; reform the legal visa system, and make it much easier to deport criminals and gang members while making it easier for law abiding visitors to come to the US.
The United States must control its border. It is a national security imperative.
Controlling the border is a matter of resources and will. Every nation has the right to control its border. Historically, every country that has been determined to control their border has been able to do so.
As Americans, we can accomplish unimaginable feats when we have the resources and the will. The United States won World War II in 3 years and 8 months. In the 44 months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States mobilized its resources to defeat Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and Imperial Japan.
Unfortunately, we haven’t brought any sense of urgency to controlling our border – even as a drug-fueled civil war now rages in Mexico.
In October 1986, Ronald Reagan wrote in his diary that he was signing the Simpson-Mazzoli immigration reform bill because it was “high time we regained control of our borders & this bill will do this."
Today, a quarter century later, we still have not achieved President Reagan’s goal and expectation.
This bill will waive every obstacle to controlling the border and would shift resources to achieve virtually 100% control by January 1, 2014. If necessary, we would move one-half of the 23,000 Washington-area Department of Homeland Security bureaucrats to the Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona borders.
At the same time we are controlling the border we should make it easier for honest people to visit America honestly.
Our current visa system is inefficient, expensive, and inhospitable and drives people away from visiting the United States. Americans and visitors deserve a system that works.
Americans will benefit from a fairer, more secure, more efficient system, which will ensure that foreign visitors, students, workers and job-creators alike provide as many positive benefits as possible to our economy and society.
We want legal visitors for our tourist attractions to increase the number of American jobs.
We want the best legal students in our universities and colleges, and then staying to create American jobs.
We want legal businessmen and businesswomen visiting the United States easily and comfortably so they can do more business in the United States and create more American jobs.
We want potential investors and entrepreneurs to visit America easily so they can create American jobs.
Finally, we want family members to find it easy to visit legally for holidays and family events to strengthen the human bonds that we Americans cherish.
At the same time, it is currently too difficult to deport criminals and gang members.
When someone is here illegally and is dangerous, there should be expedited procedures to remove them from the United States as rapidly as possible.
We can apply modern management techniques to create a more accurate, more secure, less expensive, and more hospitable visa system.
Combining border control with visa modernization makes it harder to be illegal and easier to be legal and that is a big step forward for America.