We have an historic opportunity to fix our nation’s broken immigration system so it works for businesses, families and our economy.

Immigration reform is especially important for the 1st Congressional District. We have a border, a vibrant agricultural industry, world-leading technology and advanced manufacturing businesses and workers, families, students and entrepreneurs who are all hurting because our current system is so dysfunctional.

From business, labor, farmers, workers, law enforcement, to faith leaders – they all agree, the time is now for comprehensive immigration reform.

As one of the lead sponsors in the House of Representatives of a bipartisan comprehensive immigration proposal, I’m actively fighting to get this done. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, my proposal will create jobs, grow the economy and reduce the deficit by nearly $200 billion in the next decade. It creates an earned path to citizenship for those who are here and working. It will make our nation safer, while also eliminating backlogs, reuniting families and will meet the demands of our nation’s economy today and into tomorrow.

To spur job growth and drive our economy forward, we must pass comprehensive immigration reform.