Talking Sense On Immigration
Immigration is the lifeblood of America, a bedrock value tied to our founding and one that constantly renews the greatness of our country. America is and will always be a home for people who are willing to put in the hard work to create a better life for themselves and their families.Dear Friends,
-- Hillary Rodham Clinton
The Senate Judiciary Committee has reported out a bill on immigration law reform which will now be considered by the full Senate. Hillary has made clear her position and the principles by which she will consider new legislation.
"Our immigration system is in crisis," Hillary said, citing dangers to national security, the exploitation of undocumented workers, and the strain on state social services. "We have a system that is broken, and we have to find practical but fair solutions to fix it."
Hillary believes we need comprehensive, immigration reform based on these principles:
- Strengthening our borders including new technology to help our Border Patrol agents be more effective and new enforcement laws that are both strict and fair;
- A fairer process for people seeking to come to America, especially to reunite divided families, and harsh penalties for those who exploit undocumented workers;
- Greater cooperation with neighboring countries, especially Mexico; and
- An earned path to citizenship for those already here working hard, paying taxes, respecting the law, and willing to meet a high bar for becoming a citizen.
Hillary believes we should insist on a balanced, fair, and effective immigration policy - one that strengthens our laws and national security while respecting America’s history and values.
To read Hillary’s full statement on immigration reform, click here.
Thank you for your friendship and support.
Ann F. Lewis
Tags: Hillary, Hillary Clinton, Immigration Reform, Border Protection