The United States and its citizens live in a global economy. We travel easily from country to country, as does our capital ... and as do people from other countries travel here.
Millions of immigrants want to work and live in the United States. As policymakers consider immigration reforms that may further open or close our borders to immigration, they must pay close attention to the safety and security needs of U.S. citizens. Successful immigration reform will not be an easy task.
Immigration allows our economy and our culture to benefit from the positive influences of other nations, but it also exposes us to risks to our safety and security. The growing threat of terrorism at home and abroad must be taken into consideration whenever immigration reform is discussed.