Shelley's grandparents immigrated to the United States for the opportunity to improve their family's lives through hard work and education. Shelley feels strongly that those same opportunities should not be denied to hard-working, tax-paying families in Nevada.
Immigrants have always played an integral role in our economy and in building this nation. Shelley supports comprehensive immigration reform to secure our borders, make our immigration system stronger and provide these workers a way to earn legal status by learning English, finding a job, paying fines and back taxes, going to the back of the line and passing a criminal background check.
Shelley is also a strong supporter of the DREAM Act, which would give young people who were brought to this country by their parents through no fault of their own, stayed in school and kept out of trouble the opportunity to earn legal status by getting a college education or serving in the armed forces.