Immigrants make communities stronger, and the research contradicts the assertion by the current administration and Republicans in Congress that they bring more crime. I will legislate for a comprehensive path to citizenship, which will increase economic development across the country and allow money normally spent on detention and deportation to be used in other areas like the environment, education, and health care.

Nowhere else in our society are children held accountable for the choices of their parents except when it comes to our Dreamers, those who were brought to the US by their parents when they were children. Dreamers who have been granted protection under the DACA program pay billions of dollars in taxes. They pass a rigorous vetting process. They do not qualify for social welfare programs and must pay their own way through college. Deporting them is not only wrong, it’s immoral. I will fight to protect our Dreamers and all immigrants who have, for years, been positively contributing to our great country.