There is a crisis on our border. It is a true humanitarian crisis, which Republican leaders have weaponized.
During the Trump years, my vote was always: not one more dime for Trump’s wretched anti-immigrant policies.
We are a nation of immigrants and immigration has always made us stronger. Immigration reform will grow our economy as more individuals start small businesses and more students complete their education. It will also continue to culturally enrich our state and country. Passing comprehensive immigration reform should have been accomplished years ago, but remains stalled with the Republican hold in Congress and the White House.
In addition to blocking progress on the DREAM Act, Republicans have introduced a string of anti-immigrant bills. As a frequent sponsor of the DREAM Act, I believe exemplary young people willing to work hard deserve a chance to succeed in college.
As we work to rectify the injustices of Trump’s cruel and inhuman treatment of immigrants, we must pass comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for Dreamers who have been living in uncertainty. The House passed the American Dream and Promise Act; now the Senate must act.