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For centuries, the United States has been a beacon of hope and opportunity for people around the world. As a country, we’ve always found strength in our diversity. We’ve welcomed immigrants and refugees who have come to our shores in search of a better life—and invited them to help write our exceptional story and pursue their own American Dream.

Stand up for American values

The administration has put its focus on deporting the most vulnerable, not the most dangerous. It’s putting more resources toward unjustified immigration enforcement while taking capacity away from public safety protection. These punitive policies harm our economy, our communities, and violate our core values as Americans.

Protecting immigrant families and defending our nation’s values begins with stopping the administration’s indiscriminate deportation agenda. It continues with protecting immigrant children and families, including finding permanent legislative solutions that lead to a pathway toward citizenship. That means preserving protections for DREAMers—children who have only ever known this country as their home, and who were granted protection from deportation under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. We must also reject any policies that incite fear and create division, including plans to waste billions of taxpayer dollars on an unpopular and ineffective wall along our southern border, or on thousands of unnecessary enforcement agents.