America Needs Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Weekly Column

Throughout history, our nation has drawn immigrants searching for opportunity and a share in the American Dream. But just as we are a nation built largely and impressively by immigrants, America is also a nation of laws that must be obeyed and properly enforced to maintain order and ensure the safety of all citizens. Unfortunately, our existing immigration system falls far short in that regard and desperately needs comprehensive reform.

For one of the more visible signs of a broken system, just look to the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border, where the situation is rapidly getting worse each day and money is quickly running out to handle it effectively. It was recently reported that Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) detained over 144,000 migrants at the southern border in May. During the same month a year ago, CBP apprehended roughly 52,000 individuals. Though that was a staggering number at the time, it pales in comparison to the latest report.

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