The Trump administration is doing everything in its power to make it harder for immigrants to stay in the United States — but last week, we helped secure an important victory that will make it easier for the most vulnerable immigrant children to obtain permanent residency.
We participated in a lawsuit to defend immigrant children who have been abandoned, abused or neglected by a parent. And now, a federal court has ruled in our favor, declaring that these children should be able to apply for visas without the participation of their absent parent.
As the son of immigrants who grew up hearing about my father being turned away from restaurants because of signs that read, “No dogs or Mexicans allowed,” I will never stop fighting for our immigrant communities in every way I can.
That means demanding that the federal government reunite families separated at the border and put an end to its cruel zero tolerance policy.
It means securing the first-in-the-nation court order requiring the Trump administration to keep processing DACA renewals and allow Dreamers to remain in this country while they continue pursuing their education and careers.
And it means standing up for these most vulnerable immigrant children too.