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.

Image of an immigration office.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.

Refugee Crisis

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.

More on Immigration

Sep 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis took action to protect Dreamers and force a vote on the bipartisan DREAM Act, which would provide a permanent solution to allow young undocumented immigrants brought here as children to remain in this country legally. 

Rep. Davis and over 100 of her House Democratic colleagues signed a discharge petition. Once the petition is signed by a majority of members, the House would be forced to take a vote on the legislation. Rep. Davis is also urging her Republicans colleagues to participate in this effort to force a vote.  

Sep 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) led 78 of her House colleagues in demanding that the Trump Administration not use Dreamers’ personal information for any enforcement actions, including deportation. The 800,000 DACA recipients provided the Department of Homeland Security with personal information, such as name and address, in order to obtain protected status. The use of this information makes them easy targets for deportation.

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, released the following statement on President Trump ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.

“By ending DACA, President Trump ignores the Dreamers’ economic impact to our country. He has not only put them at risk, but our economy at risk as well.  While it’s sad that Trump is siding with the worst elements of his administration, it’s not surprising given his past rhetoric on immigration.

Aug 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) released the following statement on President Trump’s support for the anti-immigrant RAISE Act.

“We've long been told that this Administration's hateful rhetoric about immigration is only aimed at preventing illegal immigration. This is a clear sign that the President has no intention of bringing forward comprehensive immigration reform that creates legal streamlined processes while acknowledging the immense value that immigrants bring to our communities.”

Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on the security minibus spending bill that includes $1.6 billion for a border wall.

“There are far better ways we can spend $1.6 billion, such as fixing roads and bridges or training Americans for good paying jobs.

Mar 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) released the following statement on the latest refugee and Muslim ban issued by President Trump.

“This fundamentally unjust refugee and Muslim ban targets people who have already gone through an intense vetting process to pursue the American dream and contribute to our country. This unconstitutional ban is unnecessary and makes us less safe. This will only hurt more families and will hurt our economy.

Feb 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – To emphasize the contributions of immigrants and America’s history of welcoming refugees, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) has invited Quinn Dang, the daughter of refugees from Vietnam, to be her guest for President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress. Fleeing an oppressive regime in Vietnam, Quinn and her family arrived in San Diego when she was six years old.

Feb 23, 2017 Press Release

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.

Feb 4, 2017 Press Release

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.