As the daughter of a Holocaust refugee, I know firsthand that we are a nation of immigrants. The diversity of the United States is our country’s greatest strength, and we need an immigration system that reflects our values and keeps us safe. People from around the world come to the U.S seeking safety and economic opportunity, and data shows that welcoming immigrants makes our nation stronger and more competitive. For that reason, I was proud to cosponsor and vote for the Dream and Promise Act. This legislation aims to secure permanent residency for immigrants protected under the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals program, Temporary Protected Status, and Deferred Enforced humanitarian programs.
I believe in American values - in our potential to be a beacon of hope and opportunity in this world. This country opened its arms to my father, who went on to serve as a career Naval Officer, and I believe families seeking refuge in the U.S. today should have the same opportunity to pursue the American Dream.