Immigration

Our country is built on immigrants. Nearly every American is descended from immigrants. We need to reevaluate our immigration policy and make sure it’s fair, effective, and efficient.

No one should be trapped in an endless bureaucracy. No children should be separated from their parents. No one who grew up in America and dreams of becoming a citizen should live in fear of deportation.

The greatest strength America has is our ability to attract and retain global talent. Elon Musk, Larry Page, Jerry Yang, Andy Grove, and countless other scientists and entrepreneurs are immigrants.

Half of the successful startups in Silicon Valley were founded by immigrants, and they’ve created hundreds of thousands of new jobs. How would you like it if Telsa, Space X, Google, Yahoo, and Intel wound up being foreign companies?

What we need is a rational immigration policy that increases our global competitiveness, provides for secure borders, and deals with refugees in fair and orderly way.

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