Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Our immigration system is broken and in desperate need of reform.  I support a comprehensive approach that strikes the right balance between securing our borders and providing a viable and humanitarian option for the over 12 million undocumented individuals currently living in the United States.  We need to create a pathway to citizenship so that undocumented immigrants can come out from the shadows, legally get jobs, learn English, pay taxes, and earn the opportunity to become American citizens.  

I oppose discriminatory ‘stop and check’ policies, or the ability for state and local law enforcement to require documentation based on how people look or how they speak. Those practices promote racial profiling, compromise equal protection under the law and have already led to credible allegations of wrongful arrests and harassment.

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    repName Jan Schakowsky  
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    5533 N. Broadway
    Chicago, IL 60640
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