Comprehensive Immigration Reform
The U.S. immigration system is badly broken and in need of repair. It tears apart families; it’s created what is rapidly becoming a permanent underclass that lives in the shadows outside the protection of the law; it doesn’t adequately address the degree to which some U.S. employers exploit both foreign-born and native-born workers; nor does it recognize the realities of our labor market in a 21st century global economy.
The task of getting immigration reform right requires a careful and delicate balancing of numerous policy objectives. These objectives must include a roadmap to citizenship for people who are working hard and contributing to our communities, our culture, and our economy; firm and fair enforcement that deters unauthorized immigration but treats individuals with dignity; the upholding of our nation’s longstanding commitment to due process and civil rights; the promotion of family unity and the integration of new Americans; and meeting the needs of employers in a way that protects immigrant and native-born workers alike.
- Summary: President Obama's Draft Immigration Reform Bill - The National Immigration Law Center (2013)
- "Support and Priorities for Immigration Reform Legislation" - Leadership Conference Letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee (5/09/13)
- Support H.R. 15, the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act" - Leadership Conference Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives (11/18/13)
- Wade Henderson’s Testimony on U.S. Economy, U.S. Workers and Immigration Reform - 05/03/07
- The Who and How of an Inclusive Pathway to Citizenship - Americas Voice