Since the founding of our nation, immigrants have enriched our culture, strengthened our economy, and made the United States a better place to live for everyone.
What we are facing:
The Republican party is moving away from the values that are the foundation of our country. Michael McCaul and the Republican Party prefer to demonize immigrants as criminals, and cruelly supports a family separation policy that traumatizes children for political gain. He also thinks we should “build a wall and make Mexico pay for it”.
Where I stand:
The United States is under no obligation to allow unfettered access to this country. We can and must impose limitations, and restrictions on the ability of people to enter our country and become permanent members of our community. My commitment will be to ensure a fair immigration system that provides a clear path to legal status for families and individuals who contribute to Texas and this country. I will work to preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and support similar programs that allow families to stay together and pursue the American Dream.
Why we need change:
Human beings have human rights. When a person walks across our border, he does not lose his humanity by virtue of not having the proper documentation. She does not lose her status as a mother if she did not obtain a visa in advance. This ridiculous and malicious idea is a waste of time, money, and will do nothing to improve the lives or safety of Texans.