With the Trump administration’s latest attack on immigrants, it’s well past time to pass comprehensive immigration reform that strengthens our border while providing a path to citizenship for hard-working undocumented immigrants who pay taxes and contribute to our economy.
What’s happening today is unconscionable. Separating children from their parents. Sending young people brought here through no fault of their own, many of them who only ever knew this country as home, back to places where they haven’t been since they were infants. Arresting and deporting hard-working immigrants who’ve committed no crimes to countries in which their lives are in danger.
We can secure our border while ensuring that law-abiding undocumented immigrants receive a legal status that allows them to be able to live, work, study and continue to contribute to society.