Comprehensive Immigration Reform
For centuries, millions have flocked to our shores in search of freedom and a better life, bringing their hopes, dreams, and aspirations along with them. Each generation of immigrants has made America more American. Our immigration system in its current state is broken and it’s the responsibility of Congress to find a solution.
We must secure our borders and enact comprehensive immigration reform that provides legal avenues for immigrants to enter our country and seek out their own American Dream.
By enacting comprehensive immigrations reform, we’ll strengthen our national security and increase our competitiveness in the global economy by ensuring the best and brightest in the world can come to our country legally, earn their citizenship, and contribute to our economy.
Our country was founded on an idea of freedom that has lit the world for nearly 250 years; an idea that millions of men and women have fought and died to protect. We must always remember and honor this sacrifice and, as a nation, stand together against tyranny and for freedom and inclusion. We always have been, and always will be, a nation that says “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”
As a former teacher, I recognize the importance of promoting students who apply themselves to their studies and work towards going on to college. As a citizen, I recognize the moral imperative not to hold children accountable for the decisions of their parents.
For these reasons I support the DREAM Act in Congress. In this country if a young person excels in school our serves in our nation's military, I believe they should be given an opportunity to stay in the only home they've ever known.
More on Immigration
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Tim Walz (MN-01) released the following statement in opposition to H.R. 6136 and H.R. 4760:
“It’s a shame that House Republicans are once again choosing radical partisanship over compassionate commonsense. Not only do these bills fail to provide our Dreamers the proper protection they deserve, but they also fail to sufficiently address the humanitarian crisis the Trump administration created by barbarically separating children from their families at the border.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Tim Walz (MN-01) joined House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and more than 190 House Democrats in introducing the Keep Families Together Act, H.R. 6135, legislation to end family separation at the U.S. border. This legislation is the House companion to the bill introduced by Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Diane Feinstein (D-CA) earlier this month.
MANKATO, MN – U.S. Representatives Tim Walz (MN-01) cosponsored House Resolution 927 condemning the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy, which has led to hundreds of immigrant children being separated from their parents at the US border. The resolution was introduced by Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT).
ROCHESTER, MN – Today, U.S. Representative Tim Walz (MN-01) heard from Dreamers and local community members regarding their stories and the need for Congressional action on immigration reform.
Mankato, MN – Today, U.S. Representative Tim Walz (MN-01) released the below statement following the Administration’s announcement ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Tim Walz (MN-01) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inquiring into how the executive order (EO) President Trump issued last Friday impacts Minnesotans.
Washington, DC [3/3/15] – Today, Representative Tim Walz (D-MN) released the following statement after the House passed a clean, long-term bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security.
“Funding the Department of Homeland Security should not be a partisan issue. I’m glad this re-run is over and Speaker Boehner finally stood up to his Tea Party base, but it shouldn’t have taken this long.