Our country should be open to those who want to immigrate to the United States and contribute to our society.
- My parents moved to the US from Haiti in the mid 60's. My father attended Brooklyn College, then worked for the Board of Education for nearly 20 years. My mother earned her license as a beautician and opened up her first of three beauty salons in 1975. I am the direct product of good immigration policy. Our country should be open to those who want to immigrate to the United States and contribute to our society. However, the process should be more efficient, streamlined, and fair. We only have so many resources to allocate to our schools, our healthcare, and social safety systems, so a comprehensive immigration plan that I would support should give DACA recipients, and refugees the opportunity to remain out of the shadows, with a path to citizenship for those who contribute to our society along with a plan to secure our ports and borders.