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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

Jun 25, 2012 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's ruling on Arizona's immigration law:
Jun 15, 2012 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) issued the following statement applauding the immigration policy announcement by President Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano that would allow young people who grew up in the U.S. after be
Mar 7, 2012 Press Release
Today, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) issued the following statement on the two-year reprieve of deportation for North Miami Senior High School valedictorian Daniela Pelaez:
Jan 18, 2012 Press Release
Today, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) issued the following statement on the news that the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services agency is making Haiti one of the countries eligible for a visa program for low-skilled workers:
Jan 5, 2012 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) announced today that she is leading a bipartisan effort by members of the Florida delegation to help Haitians get family-based visas and low-skilled, temporary employment visas while their homeland rebuilds

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