May 05, 2010 | By Meghan Tighe, former NETWORK Associate
The REPAIR Immigration Proposal claims that “clear and concrete” border and internal security benchmarks must be met before we reform our visa system and legalize those already here.
But as Secretary Napolitano attests, we’ve significantly upgraded and secured our borders over the past ten years, and the Department of Homeland Security has met practically every security benchmark already set by Congress.
Enough is enough. The record shows that steps have already been taken to increase border security. Further calls to militarize and secure the border are simply political tactics intended to delay real reform. The United States is more than ready to implement non-security components of immigration.