As an immigrant myself who struggled to come to this country, comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship will be my priority if elected to Congress. I have made a career and life doing what I love, helping others, and providing for my family. I know firsthand that the American Dream is still alive and attainable through hard work.
It is important to remember what is truly at stake: the quality of life of the eleven million undocumented immigrants currently living in this country. In a nation built by immigrants, we must celebrate our diversity, and recognize that this is a family values issue. To me, this means that everyone in this country should have a chance at the American Dream. We should not tear families apart. I support DACA/DAPA.
For too long, politicians in Washington have been caught up in partisan bickering and unable to find compromise on an issue that, if fixed correctly, can support families, the economy, and secure our borders — while maintaining the ideals that make America a symbol of freedom to the world.