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Don’t let immigration fix slip from our hands

Our current immigration system is broken. I’m not sure too many people in Washington, D.C., would disagree with that statement, and we have a once-in-a-political-lifetime opportunity to pass some meaningful reforms.

Any reform needs to include strong border security. The federal government has no greater responsibility than to protect and defend the homeland, and that begins with a safe and secure border.

We need to help the struggling economy by allowing those who attend and graduate from our colleges and universities to stay in America to create jobs and new companies – not send them back to their homelands to do the same. Immigration reform ensures that the best global talent and future entrepreneurs are able to stay in this country.

Finally, we need to end our current system of de facto amnesty once and for all. Under our current broken system, millions of illegal immigrants are living in the shadows but still enjoy many of the benefits of living in the U.S. We need to create a pathway to legal status and bring these folks out of the shadows, mandate that they learn English, pay a fine and go to the back of the line and ensure they are not able to access our welfare system or any other government benefits.

Reps. Jackie Walorski and Marlin Stutzman need to understand that doing nothing is not an option: we need comprehensive reform to make America a magnet for global talent and ensure our economic prosperity for years to come.

PAUL HOFFMAN Fort Wayne

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