Our nation’s immigration and border security system is broken and must be fixed.  We must ensure that our border is secure, while at the same time honoring America’s commitment to provide refuge to those seeking asylum as they flee and persecution in their home countries.

Ultimately, the President and Congress must work together to enact comprehensive immigration reform, so that we can bring undocumented immigrants out of the shadows using a fair process.  The Senate passed such a measure in 2013 by a 68-32 vote margin, which could be our starting point.  Such a measure must include provisions to protect Dreamers and those with Temporary Protected Status.  Ultimately, Congress should provide eligible individuals with a pathway to citizenship for long-standing residents who now call America their home.