Moral Immigration System

As the daughter of a refugee,  a fourth generation Mexican American, in a mixed status family, I understand first hand how deeply our system must change. Welcoming immigrants and refugees into our communities with open arms is the cornerstone of an advanced and pluralistic democracy. Prioritizing the physical safety and economic prosperity of immigrants in the 9th congressional district will be at the center of my policy making. Immigrants and refugees deserve respect, resources, and access to opportunity.

Policy Priorities:

  • Abolish ICE

  • End child detentions

  • Quick and humane path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country.

  • Prioritize DACA, TPS, reduce administrative fees

  • Increase refugee admissions

  • Undocumented tax payers should have access to unemployment benefits.

  • Prosecute federal officials who have been accused of physical and sexual assault of immigrants in detention.

  • Fight against the attempt to criminalize border crossing.

  • End all efforts to extend or repair the Southern border wall.