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We need immigration policy that includes a path to citizenship, process for those seeking asylum so they are not separated from their families, and to allow folks to be able to seek education and employment in this country. This country’s strength and innovation has relied on our ability to keep the doors open and to provide shelter and a place to seek a better life.
Immigration makes us a stronger nation. Fear and hatred only makes us weak.
We also need better foreign policy so we aren’t in our actions creating conditions that force people to leave their homes, lives and families, risk death from smugglers and exposure crossing deserts or riding in the backs of enclosed trucks without access to air, in an attempt to come to a country that was once seen as the place where poor, huddled masses came, attracted by the light of the torch and the words associated with the Statue of Liberty, yearning to breathe free and work toward a better life.
We would all fare better as human beings if folks could find liberty and breathe free wherever we are, and wherever we choose to be.