On March 4, 2007 in a speech to the Lincoln Club Annual Dinner, Senator Thompson said this about immigration, “The government could start by securing our nation’s borders. A sovereign nation that can’t do that is not a sovereign nation. This is secondarily an immigration issue. It’s primarily a national security issue. We were told twenty years ago if we produced a comprehensive solution, we’d solve the illegal immigration problem. Twelve million illegals later, we’re being told that same thing again. I don’t believe most Americans are as concerned about the 12 million that are here as they are about the next 12 million and the next 12 million after that. I think they’re thinking: “Prove you can secure the border and then people of good will can sit down and work out the rest of it, while protecting thosefolks who play by the rules.”
Please visit the link and read the whole article on Fred Thompson’s views on Immigration. I think you’ll like what he has to say.