America is a nation of immigrants and our country has been made better by the contributions of immigrants. My maternal grandparents immigrated from Italy and spoke broken English till the day they died. My grandfather served in the Army, built a successful small business, and they raised five children. Fixing our immigration system will provide these same opportunities to future generations, improve our economy, strengthen our communities, and allow us to remain a vibrant and diverse nation.
As the grandson of Italian immigrants, I welcome the debate on immigration reform and the opportunity to find real solutions for our broken immigration system. As the debate over this important issue continues, there are several provisions I will be looking for in legislation. Those provisions are improved border enforcement, a modern e-verify system, a more sustainable guest worker program, and improvements in the current legal immigration system. Finally, while I oppose blanket amnesty, I am open to considering proposals that address earned citizenship.
To see more specifics on my position on immigration reform watch the video below.