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Immigration is a pillar of our great nation and adds to the rich culture of American life.  However, illegal immigration violates our country's laws and poses a severe national security threat to our nation.  That is why I support a temporary guest worker program, not blanket amnesty, to provide a legal way for immigrants to come work in our country on a temporary basis.  A temporary guest worker program will allow the United States to know who is coming and going across our borders and provides a legal way for immigrants to come work in the jobs Americans do not want while allowing them to provide for their families.  A blanket amnesty policy would reward those who broke the law and be unfair to the millions of immigrants who worked hard to come to our country legally.