America is a nation of immigrants, and I’m proud to represent a district with diverse, vibrant immigrant communities. I believe we must work together to find bipartisan policies that will improve our immigration system – not promote fear-mongering tactics and disinformation seeking to vilify immigrants. 

I believe we must pass comprehensive immigration reform that protects DREAMers and their futures, prioritizes the deportation of violent criminals, and strengthens the U.S. economy. 

In Congress, I am a proud advocate for DREAMers and voted to pass in the House the bipartisan American Dream and Promise Act, which would provide a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers. I also support investments in smart, effective border security as well as funding for additional Customs and Border Protection officers.

High-Skilled Workers and Immigrants
I cosponsored and voted for the Equal Access to Green Cards for Legal Employment Act (EAGLE) of 2022, which would more than double the per country cap on family-based immigrant visas, eliminate the per country cap on employment-based visas, and speed the process for those who have been waiting years to obtain green cards. I also support imposing tougher requirements on employers to attempt to recruit and hire employees domestically, and strengthening the Labor Department’s power to crack down on visa fraud.

Our Afghan Allies
Our Afghan allies spent decades assisting the U.S. war efforts there, often putting themselves and their families in grave danger to do so. I have worked with federal, state, and local leaders and groups, as well as the nonprofit community, to welcome those families with open arms. And I will not rest until we in Congress pass a permanent legal solution for Afghan allies and arrivals who are living in limbo here in the U.S.