To improve our immigration system, we need to come together to create more welcoming communities and to modernize U.S. immigration laws. These outdated and ineffective laws must be reformed to reflect the way we live, work, trade, and travel today, and allow more people to contribute to America’s success.
An updated immigration system should:
Today’s immigration system is bureaucratic, time-consuming, and restrictive.
America can be both strong and compassionate. We can protect our borders and welcome those seeking a better life.
Our system must offer people more legal options to enter the U.S. that are not dependent on family ties or visa quotas but give greater priority to the unique talents of people who can make us a better nation.
America can be a welcoming place and a secure nation. It is not either or. Let’s unite on common ground and show lawmakers how to lead.