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Supporting Immigration and Immigrant Rights

Title: Supporting Immigration and Immigrant Rights

Summary:

The Florida Democratic Party supports passing compassionate immigration policies that are consistent with the values of freedom, opportunity, and respect for human rights that our country seeks to uphold.

Resolution Language:

WHEREAS, the Florida Democratic Party believes immigration enriches our country and our state, where one in five residents is an immigrant, and supports an immigration policy guided by love rather than fear that honors America’s call to the world’s “huddled masses yearning to breathe free”;

WHEREAS, immigrants are equal members of our communities and contribute to our economy. We are a nation of immigrants: diversity makes our nation stronger, not weaker.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, The Florida Democratic Party supports comprehensive immigration reform that addresses fairness, family reunification, and a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in our communities, and is consistent with the values of freedom, opportunity, compassion, and respect for human rights that we uphold.

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED, The Florida Democratic Party affirms that the United States must remain a beacon of opportunity open to people of all faiths and backgrounds and should offer shelter to refugees fleeing war, persecution, and famine.