"The national debate on immigration is ugly, anti-immigrant and full of facile soundbites and unworkable ideas. Many Republicans in Illinois do not agree with this rhetoric. I do not believe Mexican immigrants are rapists or criminals. My wife, Susan Crown, and I supported former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential campaign. Like him, we believe many immigrants come to the United States out of an "act of love," and I would add that they come here to work hard."