Millions of people have come to America legally and invested the time and effort to become naturalized citizens in pursuit of personal freedom and their American Dream. We admire them for their courage, determination and desire, all of which reflect the founding principles of the United States.
The position of Tea Party Patriots is clear. We must first fully secure our borders. Immigration reform cannot happen without this necessary first step.
We support legal immigration and the rule of law, according to the Constitution. There is already a legal path to citizenship for those wishing to come to the United States. Anyone who decides to get off that path and enter the United States illegally should not be given any sort of amnesty because doing so is neither fair nor equal treatment under the law.
We must also demand the Obama administration enforce our current immigration laws. Those who are determined to have entered the country illegally and are on-track for deportation should be deported.
Those who have been convicted of crimes and are serving sentences for their crimes should remain incarcerated until their sentences have been served.
Conservatives are watching Congress like a hawk and will do everything to make sure immigration reform is done in a manner that respects the law and those who abide by it.
Tea Party Patriots National Support Team
I would like to add that it is shameful that an organization like TEA Party Express that purports to uphold the Constitution would engage in this kind of political correctness to show so called inclusiveness. This will do nothing but harm the movement and harm the country. We are a nation of laws and as such our laws must be upheld - NAPatriotblog Director