Santorum wants immigration caps and increased border security

ImmigrationRick Santorum, another Republican presidential candidate nominee, says that immigrants who obey the law should be rewarded by the immigration policies of the United States. Writing in an op-ed piece published yesterday in the Iowa Republican, the former Pennsylvania senator also says that the time has come for immigration caps and stricter border security.

Santorum wrote that the United States requires an immigration policy that would reward those who use the system correctly in addition to one that puts Americans first and fits the nation’s economic needs. Santorum also accuses both President Obama and Congress of failing to address either immigration reform or the border security issues facing the country, saying that both need to be dealt with by whoever wins the 2016 presidential election.

Santorum was also critical of the current president for his lack of concern about the impact that immigration has on ordinary Americans and for his stance of blaming the lack of progress on reform on the Republican Party. “The president had filibuster-proof majorities in Congress his first two years in office, majorities so strong that he was able to ram through his monstrosity of Obamacare despite overwhelming public criticism – yet he never even introduced an immigration reform bill. For the president to attack Republicans today for not addressing this problem is disingenuous at best, identity politics at its worst,” he wrote.

Santorum adds that while he believes immigration can be a positive thing, the e-verify system needs to be fully implemented and the borders secured to protect the interests of American workers.