We continue to face a humanitarian crisis on the border. As a mother and grandmother, it breaks my heart to see children the same age as my grandchildren, Ellis and Sawyer, being taken away from their mothers and put in freezing cold cages without access to adequate medical attention or food. That can’t be who we are as a nation. And it must stop, immediately.
I’m running for Congress because we need a comprehensive solution to address immigration.
Here are a few things we can do immediately:
1. Pass comprehensive immigration reform that provides a pathway to citizenship for those currently living in the shadows and protects our border with effective security methods recommended by experts;
2. Pass protections for Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status holders;
3. Honor our nation’s asylum laws, while assigning more caseworkers and judges to speed the process;
4. Assure that no one who has served our country in battle is deported after giving their all to fight for our country and its values.