As a Catholic I am thrilled that my Pope Benedict XVI is here visiting this country. I was happy he made such a bold and positive statement on the small minority of priest who brought disgrace to the Church.
One of the issues he addressed while here was immigration.
The Holy Father said he would be raising the issue of immigration reform with President Bush and would urge him to push for granting legal status to the illegal immigrants living in the US.
We do need immigration reform, we do need to deal with the 12,000,000 illegals who are now here. We need to deal with the stopping the flow of these illegals into the states.
What we need to do is start hitting the employers with huge fines, stop the anchor baby program, stop providing reasons for them to flow into this country.
As for the 12,000,000 here as long as they are working, or in school lets work with getting them status as citizens. If they have any type of criminal record, are nor productive in any shape or form, we need to look at returning them to country of origin.
This is a country of immigrants and immigration is still an important part, but we need to have some type of control of who and the numbers that flow into America.