It has become plainly evident that America’s immigration system is broken. Our country has always prided itself on its incredible multiculturalism; our community in Dallas alone is home to families from across the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Unfortunately, shortsighted legislation has left us with a patchwork of ineffective laws that hurt families. With the right reforms, Congress can forge comprehensive reforms to our immigration system that will foster economic growth, keep families and communities together, protect workers’ rights, and restore this nation to being a more peaceful and tolerant society.
I have always pursued pragmatic immigration reform that serves to better our country and the constituents in the 30th district of Texas. It is important that Congress works towards legislation that provides positive impacts for all, without disadvantaging any American or resident of this great country. I believe that an approach of offering a regulated pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, a streamlined system for legal immigration, and increased disincentives for illegal immigration is the best step forward for both immigrants and citizens. To this end, I have pursued legislation such as the DREAM Act, which provides for conditional residency agreements for immigrants who were brought to this country as children- and have been positive members of the community during their time here. This is a meaningful step, but more must be done by Congress.
More on Immigration
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today released the following statement on the announcement that President Trump would sign the bipartisan spending agreement while also declaring a national emergency to begin building a border wall:
Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement after President Trump proposed conditional protection for DACA recipients and temporary protected status holders in exchange for $5.7 billion for a border wall in a White House speech:
“We’ve been down this road with the president before to only find ourselves in this very situation. The difference now is that 800,000 Americans have been without paychecks for the last 29 days because of President Trump.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration announcing a binding legal ruling that bars most victims of domestic abuse and gang violence from receiving asylum:
DALLAS, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement on President Trump’s newly announced policy to separate children from their parents when families are detained at the border:
DALLAS, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released a statement after the president’s most recent comments during a White House meeting discussing Haiti and African nations: