The immigrant story is essential to the American story-- and core to my own personal story. We must not repeat the mistakes of America’s past with cruel, racist immigration policies, but fight to keep families together and achieve comprehensive immigration reform. That means:

We need to find solutions to fix America’s broken immigration system – not demonize certain groups of people to score political points. That’s why I support comprehensive immigration reform that protects DREAMers and provides a pathway to citizenship for law-abiding immigrants who have paid taxes and become valued members of our community.

Make smart investments in technology and training to better secure our border– while opposing efforts to separate families or waste taxpayer money on an ineffective border wall.

Immediately passing a clean DREAM Act to protect the 124,000 DREAMERS in Texas who are our neighbors, students, coworkers, and friends.

Supporting the Uniting American Families Act so that families are no longer needlessly broken apart for lack of sensible immigration policies and comprehensive immigration reform.

Committing to comprehensive immigration reform that prioritizes the unification of families and reflects the reality of our increasingly interconnected world.

Welcoming refugees into our communities, especially from countries where conflict, natural disasters, or persecution have put families in grave danger.

Celebrating the incredible value in America’s diversity. We are a nation of people from all over the world with different histories, languages, beliefs, cultures, and stories–we built the strongest democracy and economy in the world as a result of it, not in spite of it.