We hold the belief that the United States should protect the very fabric which makes it great: immigrants. This must be done through comprehensive immigration reform which creates an efficient process for those legally immigrating and allows a path to citizenship for the 11 million which currently live in the shadows. We must expand opportunities to DREAMers by allowing them expedited paths to citizenship through military service. We will continue to fight for and protect President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americas (DAPA) programs which prevent many from facing deportation.
We stand against for-profit prisons which have created a business out of inhumane treatment of prisoners and immigrant detainees. As a nation, we must come together to oppose illegal ICE raids which are tearing families apart. Our nation is great because it is good, we have been that shining beacon on a hill. But we cannot let Lady Liberty’s torch burn out by turning those coming here for a better life, away.