Our nation’s immigration
system is broken and our laws are not being enforced
. Washington’s failure to fix them is
hurting our economy and jeopardizing our national security. The overriding purpose of our immigration system is to
promote and further America’s national interests and that is not the case today.
The serious problems in our immigration system must be solved, and we are committed to working in a bipartisan manner to solve them. But they cannot be solvedwith a single, massive piece of legislation that few have read and even fewer understand, and therefore, we will not go toconference with the Senate’s immigration bill. The problems in our immigration system must be solved through a step-by- step, common-
sense approach that starts with securing our country’s
borders, enforcing our laws, and implementing robustenforcement measures. These are the principles guiding us in that effort: