House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is giving Americans more reasons why they should vote Democrat, this time touching on immigration.
During a press conference in Texas, the politician was very adamant that change to immigration policy will happen.
“Because this is the right thing to do, I have confidence we will get where we need to go,” said Pelosi. “But everything is about time, and we want to shorten the distance … between what we think is inevitable for America. They think it’s inconceivable, but we believe that we can get this done.”
Many Democrats want to reform border security, but the current policies they are supporting potentially allow for weaker borders and higher rates of criminal immigration, instead of making it easier for non-criminal families to immigrate legally.
However, Pelosi believes that the only way to get immigration reform accomplished is to make sure Democrats are the majority.
“We are not going to be able to get it done under the Republican leadership in Congress,” Pelosi said. “We believe that we will have leverage when we win in November. And why that’s important?”
“Because it gives leverage to every family, to every mom who courageously brought her child across the desert to escape, to escape death, rape, gang violence, and the rest,” she continued. “Because it gives hope, because of the leverage it gives to families who may have followed — dad may have gone home for a family funeral and now can’t come into the country. All of those injustices have to be corrected.”
Although immigration is an extremely complicated topic, crossing the border unlawfully should always be a crime. However, the current laws make it extremely difficult in some cases to immigrate legally and many agree there is need for extensive reform.