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Arlington, Va. – Jorge Lima, Senior Vice President of Policy at Americans for Prosperity, placed an oped at Bold.com today, calling for leadership on immigration reform. Excerpts of the piece are below:
In early February, 45 young and talented individuals stood shoulder-to-shoulder at the U.S. Capitol. They were joined by leaders of a diverse coalition of pastors, community leaders, members of Congress and representatives from FWD.us, UnidosUS, the National Immigration Forum and other organizations…
That type of broad coalition can be the foundation to addressing even greater challenges, like the one now unfolding at the U.S.-Mexico border, where people seeking asylum have overwhelmed our country’s immigration system…
History makes one thing clear: Immigration is good. One of the objectives of our immigration system is to ensure that those who will contribute to the United States are welcome and have a clear path to do so in a way that benefits both them and our country. This is critical to ensuring that America remains the place they want to come…
If we truly want to address the situation, then let’s drive solutions that reduce the pressure at the border.
If the problem is an increase in numbers at the border, then allow migrants the option to apply for asylum not just at the border, but in their home countries as well…
Read the entire piece here.
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