Advocating for the Rights of Current and Future Immigrants
Once, the Democratic Party led transformative legislation to change course, restore justice, and extend opportunity to immigrants across the globe with the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.
We must act again.
We support four overall goals to transform our broken and unjust immigration system.
1) Removing Discriminatory and Unjust Systems
People in the United States should be treated equally under the law. Immigration status must not be a license to violate our constitutional principles or basic human rights.
2) Reuniting Families
Families belong together; reunited families create stable communities. Immigration policy that separates family members creates trauma, compromising mental health, and prevents immigrants from building a stable life in the United States.
3) Attracting Needed Knowledge and Skills
From farm workers to caregivers and nurses to engineers, and including students, knowledge experts, and entrepreneurs, the United States should have an active recruitment and retention campaign, including a path to citizenship.
4) Welcoming Those Fleeing Catastrophe, Violence or Oppression
The United States was once a beacon of hope, welcoming those fleeing catastrophe, violence or oppression worldwide. We must become that beacon again.