The United States is a nation of immigrants, and we recognize the contributions made by Americans who came to this country from all over the world to make a new home. That’s why House Democrats continue to work for common sense, comprehensive, and balanced immigration reform: reform that secures our borders, respects the rule of law, and provides immigrants with a fair chance of achieving the American Dream. Comprehensive reform would be good for the American economy and help our fiscal outlook.
For four years, former President Trump and his Administration instilled fear in immigrant communities by splitting families apart with his inhumane family-separation policy and by ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was established under the Obama Administration to protect Dreamers, immigrant children brought to the United States by their parents through no fault of their own. He also illegally redirected billions of dollars in funding from our military to pay for a border wall that even many in his own party said would be too expensive and ineffective.
President Biden took quick action to restore the DACA program, end wasteful spending on the ineffective border wall, and reaffirm America’s values. Democrats will partner with the Biden Administration to fix American’s broken immigration system and ensure that it strengthens America and grows our economy.