I believe that immigration is an issue that Congress must face head on. Anyone should have the chance to legally become a citizen of our great country and have their chance at the American Dream. However, I also understand that there are circumstances where people feel that they have no other option but to come to our country as an illegal immigrant.
This is why we must take action and focus on comprehensive immigration reform. Our immigration system is broken and often leaves people without access to citizenship for decades. We must start planning long term solutions for this problem including a pathway to citizenship that would include background checks and a steady employment history.
I fully support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. I believe we are a country of compassion and moral responsibility. DREAMers that were brought here as children deserve to be protected. This is their home. This is the only home that they know.