America has always been a nation of immigrants. People from other nations—who arrived here both with and without documentation—have enriched our society and made tremendous contributions to our economy. This is true now more than ever. As we seek to overcome the lasting effects of the Great Recession, immigrants are engines of job-creation and a vital source of economic strength.
Since my time in the Florida Legislature, I have been a proud voice for fairness in immigration. Our current system is broken. With backlogs lasting years, millions of people are kept from reuniting with their family members or contributing to our economy. In the immigration process, many more are deprived of the basic legal rights that our Constitution enshrines.
It’s time to bring America’s hardworking immigrants out of the shadows. President Obama acted showed true leadership by implementing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)policy, protection a million young immigrants from deportation. The next step should be passage of the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which I cosponsored in Congress to provide safety to countless new Americans and add upwards of $329 billion to the US economy. This year, I’m calling on Congress to do what America has demanded and pass a comprehensive immigration reform plan that creates a path for undocumented Americans to obtain citizenship.
I am fighting for an immigration system that respects families, protects human rights, and strengthens our economy.
Filtered by Immigration
Friday April 26, 2013
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL) will host the grand opening of the 24th Congressional District office in Miramar, on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00
CONGRESSWOMAN FREDERICA WILSON INTRODUCES NEW LEGISLATION TO STOP THE "SEQUESTER" AND STAND UP FOR WORKING FAMILIESThursday February 28, 2013
Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) and colleagues in the US House of Representatives introduced a simple and straightforward bill to end Washington's current budget crisis and prevent a new recession.
Wednesday February 06, 2013
Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL) led 15 follow Members of Congress in introducing a resolution calling for specific actions to stop the emergency of gender-based violence in Haiti.