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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.

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.


Susan is a cosponsor of the DREAM Act and 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 opposes the President’s recent actions to end the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  While DACA is only one component of immigration reform, Susan believes protecting DREAMers is extremely important.

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 over three years, rigorously vets these individuals through multiple federal agencies covering intelligence, security, and law enforcement.

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