Immigration

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Our economy and our social fabric are made stronger by those who embrace our ideals and contribute to our economy in important ways. I support immigration reform that streamlines and clarifies the application process, provides a path to citizenship for those who came here as children (DACA), keeps families together, respects the innate dignity of each person's , and helps fill the many major needs in our workforce.

Immigration represents another major area where Congress has failed its country miserably. President Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy that separated immigrant children from their parents is cruel and inhumane, but it is Congress's decades-long failure to enact sustainable immigration that allowed the President to make such a poor decision. It was Congress's failure to compromise on the DREAM Act that forced President Obama to create DACA by executive order.