For far too long, Congress has sidestepped our mounting immigration challenges, but the unified cry for action has never been louder from our community organizers, faith groups, labor unions and business leaders. I strongly believe that now is the time to enact responsible reform to our broken immigration system.
It is critical that throughout our reform efforts, we ensure our deeply flawed immigration laws and policies align more closely with our core values of attracting the best and brightest in the world, strengthening families and communities, and bolstering fundamental fairness and economic opportunity for all.
To face this challenge, it is crucial that we replace our failed enforcement-only policies with a solution that works. I believe that we must include a tough but fair pathway to citizenship for the 11 million aspiring Americans currently living here in the shadows.
I will continue to fight for comprehensive immigration reform.
To view my letter urging my colleagues to support CIR that protects and empowers women, please click here. The issue of Immigration is important to our district and to my work in Congress.
For more information concerning my work and views on the issue of Immigration, please contact my Washington, DC office.
I look forward to your feedback.