Immigration is an issue that uniquely affects Texans, particularly our border communities.
Our immigration system is broken, and President Trump has used it as a divisive hot-button issue to play to racism and bigotry. This presidential administration has thrown our immigration policies into total chaos — to the point where we are violating international human rights laws.
Children do not belong in cages, families must stay together, and we must immediately address the humanitarian crisis going on at the border.
Our border needs more resources, like judges who can expedite hearings for asylum seekers.
But let’s remember that people seek asylum because they are fleeing violence and war. We must take a proactive approach and work with Mexico and Central America in order to stop citizens from fleeing their homes.
We must solve the humanitarian crisis at our border, while also investing in technology and infrastructure to keep them secure.