America’s diverse workforce, with talent from every corner of the globe, is what makes our country the best and most successful in the world; and it is no wonder that so many seek a better future in the United States. Our country will always welcome immigrants, but our immigration policy should be handled responsibly to preserve the safety of our citizens.

I believe that it is past time that we pass comprehensive immigration reform that provides a clear pathway to legal and equal citizenship, treats immigrants with dignity while upholding the law and protecting our border and national security. We need to embrace and defend DACA to ensure that the bright young people who want to contribute to our economy have the right to do so.