Dreamers and Immigrants

Our communities are strong because of our immigrant neighbors and friends. But our immigration system is broken and in need of comprehensive reform. We need immigration policies that make sense for our economy, secure our border, and provide a tough but fair path to citizenship.

Tina believes that both parties need to come together to fix the immigration system once and for all. Tina voted for a bipartisan increase in funding for border security and supports using fiscally efficient methods to secure the border.

Tina is standing up to this Administration’s inhumane treatment of people seeking refuge in this country and speaking up against the humanitarian crisis at the border caused by Trump’s policies. She visited the southern border of the United States in December 2018 and saw the suffering children who have been separated from their parents have experienced in the detention centers.

Tina helped introduce the Coordinating Care for Children Affected by Immigration Enforcement Act, which would restore basic humanity to the immigration enforcement process, and co-sponsors Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Keep Families Together Act to prevent the separation of children from their parents at the border.

She cosponsored Senator Jack Reed’s bill to create a pathway to citizenship for thousands of Minnesotans and others living lawfully in the U.S. under what are known as Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) status and Temporary Protected Status (TPS). And after the Trump administration ordered that thousands of Liberians living lawfully in Minnesota lose their status under the DED program and risk deportation, Tina successfully urged the administration to reverse that order.

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