Congress must protect the path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States and pass reform this year.
Overwhelming majorities of Americans support a pathway. Our immigration laws are broken, and 11 million people need our help finding a solution. This will work for everyone. If this bill passes, 11 million people will be able to come out of the shadows.
Deferred action is a great example on how this bill will be a great thing for the United States. Many young dreamers were able to continue their dream, but that was only a start. Together, we can have this bill happen.
Some extremists are still suggesting self-deportation. We all know that's not realistic. We need real solutions, and rounding up 11 million people or asking them to leave is inhumane and fixes nothing.
That's why I hope my senators will do the right thing and vote for the Senate's immigration bill.