Craig O'Dear for US Senate

Immigration

Yes, we need immigration reform. No, we cannot accept every immigrant who wants to come to America. Yes, we must reasonably control our borders. But that does not require an expensive and impractical 2,000-mile wall along the border.

Yes, we need immigration reform. No, we cannot accept every immigrant who wants to come to America. Yes, we must reasonably control our borders. But that does not require an expensive and impractical 2,000-mile wall along the border.  It does not require a tone of hate or mistrust directed to our neighbors. 43 percent of companies in the 2017 Fortune 500 were founded or co-founded by an immigrant or the child of an immigrant. Foreign-born entrepreneurs are important to economic prosperity in the United States.  We need a system for deciding the appropriate level of immigration, and for identifying who we will welcome into our country. And we need a resolution on how we handle immigrants who are already here, without resorting to mass deportations.