Congressman Connolly believes Congress must be a partner in solving our immigration challenge. He has fought for bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform that would provide a path to citizenship, keep families together, and secure our borders. Congressman Connolly supports a pragmatic and results-oriented approach to border security, not an ill-conceived and unrealistic border wall.
He is a strong supporter of the DREAM Act and programs like the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA). Northern Virginia is home to many talented DREAMers and Congressman Connolly has seen firsthand how much they contribute to the success of our community. Attacks on DACA and DAPA threaten to break up millions of immigrant families and deprive the United States of an entire generation of future leaders.
Congressman Connolly firmly believes that America’s doors must remain open to those fleeing injury, violence, or persecution. He led the fight in Northern Virginia against President Trump’s illegal and immoral refugee ban and supports increasing the number of refugees resettled in our country.