It is time for Congress to come together and develop a comprehensive immigration policy that is both fair and humane. Mass deportation would cripple our economy and split up families, and that is not who we are. Immigration reform should provide qualified undocumented immigrants with a legal way to earn citizenship. It should require everyone to play by the same rules, including background checks and paying taxes.

America CAN be WELCOMING to those who share our values, our dreams and our interests.