Immigration continues to be an issue that dominates headlines. And we must not hesitate to communicate with voters our vision for how we can fix our broken immigration system with compassionate, people-centered solutions.
It is clear now more than ever that Democrats need to stop running away from immigration at the slightest hint of pressure. Instead, we must use this moment to lean in and offer an alternative to Republican xenophobia by unapologetically embracing our vibrant immigrant communities. By taking a stand, we will stop many of today’s prominent Republicans from using immigrants as political footballs and show the community that rallied behind us that we proudly support them.
We are now at a defining crossroad in our country when it comes to immigration, and Democrats have a unique opportunity to finally deliver on immigration reform. The stakes couldn’t be higher, or more important. Standing behind immigrants, their families and their friends isn’t just the right and moral thing to do — it is at the very foundation of who we are as a country.