We have all heard it said many times that America is a land of immigrants, some voluntary and some involuntary, but immigrants nevertheless.
Immigration: Conservative and economic solutions to act now
Conservative solutions for immigration reform featuring commentary from Ben Carson, Sen. Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, Jeb Bush, Gov. Susana Martinez, Grover Norquist, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, John Engler, Thomas J. Donahue, Jay Timmons and Alex Nowrasteh.
Our immigration system is broken and both parties are to blame. But now is not the time for pointing fingers and inciting division — now is the time for solutions.
I am firmly committed to being part of reforming our nation's immigration laws. Conservatives and liberals agree that our complex immigration system is broken and in need of repair. Although the two sides disagree on solutions, I have three important ideas that should be part of the debate and that should please most Americans.
Winston Churchill said, "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing — after they've tried everything else." Indeed, few nations have been tested as much as the United States has.
If one thing unites almost everyone in the United States, no matter their political views, it is this: We need greater investment and growth with more jobs and opportunity for as many Americans as possible. If there is another thing that most Americans can agree on, it is that too many elected leaders in Washington seem unwilling or unable to tackle the most pressing issues that face our country.
As he flirts with a 2016 White House run, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been one of the strongest voices calling on Congress to act on its own to reform the nation's immigration system. He also has been among the Republicans to offer the most specific solutions.
We won our independence as a nation with 3 million Americans. Today we are the freest, richest and most powerful nation in the world with more than 300 million Americans. Immigration made us strong. Powerful. Economically dynamic. Growing.
We live in a country whose very foundation was built by immigrants — families from all around the world who, despite their differences in culture and language, had one common thread: They wanted freedom and opportunity that could be found only in America. This sentiment has endured for more than 200 years.
Inside the House Republican caucus, Rep. Paul Ryan is the "idea's guy," unafraid to get a conversation going by putting forth fresh and concrete solutions to the nation's most pressing problems. He's done it for the federal budget, for reforming Medicare and most recently for transforming America's broken immigration system.
Our failed immigration policies in the United States don't work for anyone. I have long argued that we will never, ever solve this problem until we fix our legal immigration system.
Like all Americans, conservative Hispanics need to be united in calling for legislation that finds solutions to fix the broken system.
With the midterm elections over, policymakers setting the agenda for the next Congress should keep in mind one important fact: America's immigration system needs work.
The debate over immigration reform, intensified by the surge of unaccompanied child migrants at the U.S.Mexico border, has many conservatives worried.
Now that a new Congress has been elected, it's time for our leaders to act on an issue that directly affects the health of manufacturing in the United States: immigration reform.