We need to enforce the immigration laws we have on the books to keep our border strong, but we also need to modernize our outdated immigration laws for the 21st century.
Our national immigration policy should manage the border responsibly, strengthen our economy and America’s middle class, and treat people with basic respect.
We should provide a pathway to earn citizenship for hardworking people who contribute to our communities every day and who have lived here for years — especially our Dreamers and the essential workers who risk their lives to serve and protect American communities.
On the border, we must make smart investments that both address the root causes of migration from Central America and create a more orderly and efficient system, including a well-regulated and fair guest worker program. With smarter policy, there are skilled workers and under-utilized professionals who could help American businesses achieve their goals right now and strengthen the middle class.