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

Jan 21, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24) released the following statement today as President Barack Obama prepared to take the oath of office on the Martin Luther King Holiday:
Jan 3, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson was sworn in to office for her second term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Nov 15, 2012 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla), issued the following statement on President Barack Obama's nomination of Florida's Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court Judge William L. Thomas to the United States District Court for the Southern District
Nov 2, 2012 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), issued the following statement on the October 2012 jobs report:
Sep 26, 2012 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla) issued the following statement concerning the announcement by the Department of Homeland Security to grant an 18 month extension for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), for Haitians living in the United States,

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