As the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and third generation veteran, I know firsthand that we are a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws. We need an immigration system that reflects our values and keeps us safe.
The United States is a melting pot—people from around the world come to the U.S to seek a better life and to integrate their expertise into our nation’s workforce. It’s simple--immigrants make our nation stronger and more competitive. For that reason, I am proud to cosponsor of H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act. This legislation aims to secure permanent residency for immigrants protected under the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals, 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 officer in the United States Navy, and I believe families seeking refuge in the U.S. today should have the same opportunity to pursue the American Dream.