Advancing Commonsense Immigration Reform
At its core, our country is a nation of immigrants. Rep. Spanberger is proud of that history and fully recognizes that legal immigration continues to provide substantial economic growth in the Commonwealth and across the country. To fix our currently broken immigration system and to remove partisan politics from this important issue, Rep. Spanberger supports effective and data-driven immigration reform. Rep. Spanberger believes that a successful proposal must take into account the needs of business, create an earned pathway to legal status for tax-paying, law-abiding undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States, and give much-needed and overdue certainty to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients.
As a former Central Intelligence Agency officer, Rep. Spanberger worked counterterrorism and international drug trafficking cases on behalf of the United States—and she has an acute understanding of the foreign threats facing our country and its borders each day. In Congress, Rep. Spanberger is committed to working with her colleagues, both Democrats and Republicans, to advance bipartisan, smart policy that would recognize the real challenges of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, effectively secure our borders and points of entry, and responsibly use taxpayer dollars without breaking from core American values. She will continue to advocate for policies that embrace cutting-edge technology, reduce safe havens for violent criminals, and improve coordination between federal, state, and local law enforcement.