The United States is a country that, like no other, has been built on the ingenuity and drive of immigrants. In order to remain globally competitive, the President and Congress need to reform the country’s archaic and broken immigration system to attract innovators, and build prosperous neighborhoods with strong families and good jobs.
To that end, FWD.us advocates for the following principles, which together comprise comprehensive immigration reform:
Secure the Border
Provide law enforcement the tools necessary to secure the border.
Establish a streamlined process for admitting future workers to ensure that we continue to promote innovation and meet our workforce needs. Modifications to the guest worker program must also include an increase in the number of H-1B visas to attract the world’s best and the brightest workers, while implementing reforms that encourage this talent to permanently reside in the U.S.
Employment Verification Program
Develop a simple and effective employment verification system.
Pathway to Citizenship
Create a pathway to citizenship for immigrants currently living in the United States that do not have legal status.
Reforming the Legal System
Reform the legal immigration system to better strengthen the American economy and American families.