We are a nation of immigrants, and Jim strongly believes the time has come for our elected leaders in Washington to listen to the people and pass comprehensive immigration reform.
Bringing the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants out of the shadows and into the full light of our American freedom will strengthen our economy and reduce our deficit.
Jim believes we need a comprehensive solution that protects our borders, provides a pathway to legal status and, in some cases, citizenship for undocumented workers that work hard, pay taxes and want to raise their families in our democracy.
After nearly a decade of trying, comprehensive immigration reform passed the U.S. Senate in 2013 with 68 votes. In this day and age of vicious partisanship, this legislation appeared to be a beacon of what’s possible when people work together rather than tearing each other apart for political gain.
Unfortunately, in behavior far too typical of the Washington crowd, the Speaker of the House did not have the courage to allow a vote on the measure.
Jim is running for the U.S. Senate because we cannot keep sending folks to Congress to avoid dealing with the critical issues facing our country.