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 secures the border from future illegal immigrations, streamlines and clarifies the application process, provides a path to citizenship for those who came here as children (DACA), keeps families together at all times, respects the innate dignity of each person, 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. We must elect representatives who can pass common sense legislation to resolve this crisis.