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June 14, 2016

In Case You Missed It: “Immigration Policy, Rhetoric Need Improvement”

Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an op-ed in the San Bernardino Sun highlighting the need to reform our nation’s broken immigration system. Rep. Aguilar called for an end to hateful rhetoric and a return to bipartisan action to solve our nation’s immigration crisis by enacting comprehensive immigration reform

Rep. Aguilar has been a staunch supporter of comprehensive immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship. Last year, he fought Republican attempts to shut down the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a means to block the president’s executive action on immigration. He has signed four amicus curiae briefs in support of the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs that are being considered by the Supreme Court. Most recently, Rep. Aguilar hosted an Immigration Story Share at California State University, San Bernardino, where local DREAMers told their personal stories and the difficulties they’ve encountered with our nation’s immigration system.

The full editorial can be read in the San Bernardino Sun or online here.