Safety comes first. Immigration laws and reforms that address the needs of national security is first priority. The system that should be in place is one that ensures that immigrants who enter this country illegally are not provided with the same benefits that legal citizens are. We believe in welcoming those who enter the country through legal methods with open arms – foreign immigrants have greatly enriched our country, but amnesty toward those who have broken immigration laws only encourages future immigrants to enter the country illegally rather than legally.
In fact, providing amnesty to illegal immigrants only further encourages illegal immigration. There should be stricter penalties for illegal aliens themselves, as well as for those who help smuggle illegal aliens into the country, those who create fraudulent documents to prolong the ability of illegal aliens to stay in the country, and employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens.
One program that could successfully enforce illegal immigration is The Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE), an online system designed to help benefit-issuing agencies, institutions and licensing agencies determine the status of applicants.