Immigration Reform

I believe immigration has always been a positive and progressive thing for this country. Virtually every American today has immigrant ancestry and many extraordinary Americans throughout our history came directly from another part of the world. I will fight for immigration reform that not only covers Dreamers, but that will drastically reduce the time it takes to become a citizen. I will also encourage legal migration from EVERY part of the world.

I have ancestors from throughout Europe, as well as from Mexico and some of native origin and my background is not alone in this district or even this country. We do not need to fear people from outside of our country and, in fact, we have a far better chance of that person being our lifelong friend than our enemy. Entrepreneurial spirit is very high in many immigrant communities and this country always benefits from their ingenuity. I will also fight for members of a legal citizens’ family to continue to emigrate here as well.