Immigration has contributed to the strength and success of America. It has added to the fabric of the nation culturally and economically. Independent studies show that enacting comprehensive immigration reform will be a boost to the economy, creating job and raising wages. Everyday that goes by without reforming our immigration system our country loses out on the economic benefits that go along with it.
Susan is pushing for Congress to enact changes to America’s immigration system. She has cosponsored comprehensive legislation on immigration reform and urged the House to act on the bipartisan bill that passed the Senate in the 113th Congress.
Immigration reform will bring undocumented immigrants out of the shadows and require them to earn the privilege of staying in our country. This humane approach to reform will keep families together and ensure greater contributions by immigrants currently in the country.
Susan opposes deporting young adults who have known only America as their home. These talented young people were brought to America through no fault of their own. They have grown to love this country. Many have already contributed to America economically and through military service and more. If these young people meet the stringent requirements for remaining in the country, they should have that opportunity.
Susan supports the President’s recent actions on Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA). Both the DACA and DAPA actions are just one component to immigration reform. She believes that Congress needs to get off the sidelines, work together, and take an active role in bring about reform.
America has a long history of being a safe haven for those escaping violence and oppression. San Diego is home to many refugees from around the world, including the Middle East. Susan believes, that as a world leader, America has a responsibility to people fleeing turmoil. For these individuals, leaving their homes and family members is a heart-wrenching experience and a difficult decision. The current process, which takes as long as three years, rigorously vets these individuals through multiple federal agencies covering intelligence, security, and law enforcement.
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SAN DIEGO - In the face of recent actions against refugees and immigrants by the Trump Administration, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) led local immigration and business advocates in denouncing President Trump’s actions on immigration and emphasized how immigration benefits our country and our economy. At a press conference in San Diego, Davis and the group called for an end to the refugee and Muslim ban, opposed mass deportation, highlighted cross border cooperation, and called for comprehensive and humane immigration reform.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) released the following statement on nationwide ruling against the refugee and Muslim Ban and the decision by the State Department to reinstate visas to those travelers who had them revoked.
“Our values, our democracy, and our security won the day with the judge’s decision to put a nationwide hold on the President’s ban on refugees and Muslims. This executive order runs contrary to our security, undermines our fight against terror, and provides our enemies with a recruitment tool.
WASHINGTON – In a letter to Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) requested information on any people with visas or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status who might be detained at San Diego International Airport. Davis also called for them to be released from CBP custody and that they be allowed access to attorneys.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) released the following statement on President Trump’s Executive Order targeting Muslims and refugees.
“America has always been a beacon of hope and freedom around the world. This executive order slams the door on those seeking refuge from violence and oppression and runs contrary to the values that have defined America for generations. We already have one of the most stringent and thorough screening processes for vetting refugees, taking years to complete.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) released the following statement on President Trump’s executive order to begin construction of a border wall and strip federal funding from sanctuary cities:
The House is back in session after a long election season, and we have a lot of work to do before the end of the 113th Congress. First, we must pass an appropriations bill to fund the government beyond the current December 11 deadline. I would prefer to see a full year appropriations bill that takes a government shutdown off the table and gives businesses, federal employees, and citizens who depend on federal programs the confidence that government services will not be interrupted.