I endorse the NCAPA description of the need and policy recommendations on Reforming the Immigration System. Specifically, I endorse
Support comprehensive immigration reform at the federal level that 1) creates a broad and simple process that provides a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, including young people; 2) keeps American families together, including same-sex households; 3) improves and strengthens avenues and protections for immigrant workers and their families to live and work in the country; 4) ensures the due process rights of all in the United States and prioritizes human rights standards through reforms in the detention and deportation systems; and 5) supports the full integration of immigrants and refugees
Reject enforcement-only approaches to immigration, including anti-immigrant proposals and initiatives at state and local levels that separate families, and increase the vulnerability of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes.
Sensible Immigrant Measures:
Support pro-immigrant measures including proposals that remove barriers to every level of public education for undocumented students such as the enforcement of Plyler v. Doe, in-state tuition proposals, state level DREAM Acts, and the federal DREAM Act, which would provide an opportunity for undocumented immigrant students to adjust their status.