We should always be the beacon for families looking for better opportunities to find refuge from oppression, tyranny, violence, and prosecution.
We should stop criminalizing and splitting up families seeking asylum. Immigration and Foreign policy are intertwined. Foreign policies should focus on strategic investments in diplomacy and development to build a better, safer world through environmental integrity, strengthening education opportunities, and stabilization of economies.
I support restoring DACA protections and providing a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. We must strive to keep families united as they seek better opportunities for their children. Family separation, mass deportation, and children in cages - these are the symptoms of a fundamentally broken immigration system that does not value human life.
I support the ratification of the UN’s “International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.” Immigrant workers should enjoy the full rights provided by the United States labor law.
We have the power to break the vicious cycle of violence inflicted upon marginalized peoples. What we have done to indigenous people, women, Black people, the LGBTQ community, and so many other communities - we must strive not to do towards immigrants and their families. We must especially strive to save the children.