I believe all people, no matter their immigration status or nationality, are created equal and deserve dignity and respect. I support the executive orders issued by the Biden–Harris administration that go a long way to repair the moral crimes committed by the previous administration. But we still have more work to do to ensure our nation’s immigration policies reflect our highest values.
As your Congresswoman, I will:
FIGHT FOR COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM
- For decades, congressional immigration reform has fallen short of passage. With unified control of the Congress and the Presidency, we must act swiftly to re-imagine our immigration system from the ground up. Politicians like Donald Trump claim that our national interest stands in opposition to immigrants and refugees. This is the opposite of the truth. Doing right by others does right for ourselves.
- I will work to pass comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship and the reversal of all Trump-era “zero tolerance” policies. This work is vital for our country to heal and stop the exploitation of millions of people.
- I will support legislation that decriminalizes immigration. No human is illegal.
- I will support Representative Pressley and Representative Tlaib’s BREATHE Act, which would divest resources from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Agency (ICE) and re-invest them in programs that welcome immigrantion and refugees. We can ensure national security without criminalizing and terrorizing vulnerable communities.
- I will support the U.S. Citizenship Act’s proposal to offer an eight-year path of citizenship for the nearly 11 million people who have worked and lived in our communities for years.
- I will stand against any policy by any politician that separates children from their parents at the border.
- I will ensure workplace protections for undocumented workers who are awaiting citizenship. This includes increasing funding for OSHA, removing farmworkers from exemptions from the National Labor Relations Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act, and providing all workers – no matter their status – a $15 minimum wage and Medicare for All.