For years, Congress has ignored the pressing matter of our outdated immigration system. With 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, we must create a way for them to continue to work and gain citizenship. Not only is this the right thing to do, it will also help the United States to grow and prosper.
I personally know many immigrants that are hardworking, honest, and reliable people. I believe they should pass qualifications and if successful be able to obtain legal residency. By allowing more immigrants into our country, businesses will be able to fill highly specialized positions and grow. Their impact on the United States will result in an increase in jobs for Americans and create a globally competitive market.
For immigration reform to be effective, everyone must be included. I ask Congressman Kline and Congressman Paulsen to think about the millions of undocumented immigrants and consider the positive impact they could have on our country if a pathway to citizenship is created.