Our current immigration system is outdated and in need of reform. We have more than 12 million immigrants currently living in the United States without legal status, millions of more close family members waiting abroad to join their loved ones through the family-based immigration system, and the ongoing detention and deportation of our community members. Businesses and farmers aren't getting access to the workers they need to stay competitive, which hurts our economy.
Now is the time to protect the very ideals that our nation is founded upon - the very reason for our nation's success. Immigration reform will improve the lives of immigrants and citizens alike, just as America has always done throughout her history.
I fought hard when I was elected to Congress to get on the Judiciary Committee, which has oversight over all immigration issues. Now as a member of that Committee, I am working to ensure proper oversight of immigration related agencies, fighting policies that hurt families and businesses, and advocating for legislation to reform our broken system.