Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Immigration

America has always been a nation of immigrants.  People from other nations—who arrived here both with and without documentation—have enriched our society and made tremendous contributions to our economy.  This is true now more than ever.  As we seek to overcome the lasting effects of the Great Recession, immigrants are engines of job-creation and a vital source of economic strength. 

Since my time in the Florida Legislature, I have been a proud voice for fairness in immigration.  Our current system is broken.  With backlogs lasting years, millions of people are kept from reuniting with their family members or contributing to our economy.  In the immigration process, many more are deprived of the basic legal rights that our Constitution enshrines.

It’s time to bring America’s hardworking immigrants out of the shadows.  President Obama acted showed true leadership by implementing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)policy, protection a million young immigrants from deportation.   The next step should be passage of the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which I cosponsored in Congress to provide safety to countless new Americans and add upwards of $329 billion to the US economy.   This year, I’m calling on Congress to do what America has demanded and pass a comprehensive immigration reform plan that creates a path for undocumented Americans to obtain citizenship. 

I am fighting for an immigration system that respects families, protects human rights, and strengthens our economy.

More on Immigration

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program:

May 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to the six-month extension of Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status designation:

Feb 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson today released the following statement on in response to President Trump’s new deportation rules:

“The administration’s directive to expand deportations allegedly aims to make our communities safe. It will in fact achieve the opposite while simultaneously weakening the nation’s economy and betraying our American values.

Oct 9, 2016 In The News

57 Democratic and Republican House lawmakers from 20 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have joined Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson on a letter to President Obama urging his administration to reconsider a decision to deport undocumented Haitians.

Oct 7, 2016 Press Release

More than 50 Democratic and Republican House lawmakers from 20 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have joined Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson on a letter to President Obama urging his administration to reconsider a decision to deport undocumented Haitians back to their troubled nation.

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