Rep. Levin’s maternal grandparents emigrated from Mexico because they wanted to achieve the American dream and create a better life for their children and grandchildren. Our country was founded on that promise, and we must continue to live up to that principle.
Rep. Levin knows that our immigration system is broken, and believes we need comprehensive immigration reform that includes protections for Dreamers, a path to citizenship, and increased funding for smart border security technology to protect our borders while treating people with respect and dignity.
As a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Rep. Levin helped introduce H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act, to create a pathway to citizenship for eligible Dreamers and secure permanent residency for those with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) status.
Rep. Levin has also taken a number of actions to hold the Trump Administration accountable with regard to immigration policies. He cosponsored legislation to block the “Muslim Ban” and legislation to reunify families who were separated at the border, voted for legislation to deliver desperately-needed humanitarian aid to the border, and signed onto a bill to create more oversight and accountbality within the Department of Homeland Security.
Rep. Levin has also voted to provide increased funding for smarter, more effective border security measures, rather than merely funding for a wasteful and ineffective border wall. Rep. Levin has visited the border multiple times, including the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the Otay Mesa Detention Center, and the Chula Vista Border Patrol Station, where he saw both the flaws of our immigration system and the benefits of smart investments in border infrastructure.
Rep. Levin and his staff are prepared to assist constituents who have an immigration issue involving a federal agency, so please reach out if you or a loved one needs help. You can contact our Oceanside office at (760) 599-5000.
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