As the child of immigrants who came to this country in pursuit of the American dream, I believe that immigrants have played a central and critical role in building the United States into the prosperous power we have become. Our country should continue to welcome new immigrants into our communities and economy, establish a secure guest worker program for foreigners who wish to work here, secure our borders so that criminals or terrorists do not threaten us, and provide a pathway to citizenship for the many honest and hardworking undocumented residents currently living and working here.