There is perhaps no greater example of gridlock in Washington than this issue of immigration reform. The federal government has continually failed to secure our borders or fix America’s broken immigration system. While there is broad consensus on the steps that we can take to improve our system, immigration reform has stalled because of a lack of will among some politicians and others who would rather have a political issue to complain about than actually solve our problem. The security of our citizens and the rule of law are too important to be stalled based on purely political considerations. Congress has an obligation to act and fix this problem.
Tom supports immigration reform that secures our border, keeps families together, and meets the needs of our economy. He fully supports the DREAM Act, which allows young people who were brought to this country as children the chance to pursue their education, join the military, or contribute to our workforce as hardworking doctors, teachers, scientists, and more.
Tom was an early supporter of the Gang of Eight's comprehensive immigration reform package that passed the U.S. Senate in 2013 with the help of Senator John McCain. This groundbreaking legislation failed in the House because it was never brought to the floor for a vote, a clear example of the kind of government Tom is fighting to correct.
The broken immigration system disproportionately affects Arizona and fixing it is critical to our economy. Tom will work toward reform that keeps our communities safe, our economy strong, and our families together.