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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

Aug 1, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) released the following statement on the child migrant humanitarian situation:

“Comprehensive immigration reform is needed now more than ever in our country. Year after year, while serving in the Florida state legislature, I sponsored the Florida DREAM Act legislation. I know the positive impact President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Executive Order has had on the lives of DREAMers across the country and in my immigrant-rich district. 

Jan 10, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) and four other Members of Congress who also serve as leading advocates for development assistance, disaster recovery, and human rights in Haiti–United States Representatives Yvette Clarke, John Conyers, Barbara Lee and Maxine Waters –released the following statement on the fourth anniversary of the 2010 earthquake:
Jan 10, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) and four other Members of Congress who also serve as leading advocates for development assistance, disaster recovery, and human rights in Haiti–United States Representatives Yvette Clarke, John Conyers, Barbara Lee and Maxine Waters –released the following statement on the fourth anniversary of the 2010 earthquake:
Oct 30, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) and Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-4) submitted a letter to President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic in response to a recent Dominican court ruling that makes many Dominican citizens of Haitian descent into outsiders in their own country.
Oct 17, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) released the following statement after President Obama signed legislation to end the government shutdown, ensure the nation can pay its bills on time, and begin a bipartisan budget conference:

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