Marc knows that our country is strongest when every community has access to opportunity. That is why, as a member of Congress, he is fighting to implement comprehensive immigration reform that will allow hard-working immigrants to earn citizenship and continue contributing to our economy.
Marc has been a strong advocate for immigrant communities throughout his public service career. As a state legislator, he fought against Republican attempts to repeal the Texas DREAM Act, which protects the opportunity for immigrant children to attend college. Today, he is a leading advocate for the DACA program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which similarly protects children brought to the United States through no fault of their own. Marc is the right choice for TX-33 because he will continue to fight for the rights of all Texas families.
More from Marc on Immigration:
- H.R. 15, Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act: Marc is proud to be an original co-sponsor of this comprehensive immigration reform proposal that would defend U.S. borders, protect workers, strengthen the economy and reduce the deficit by $850 million, unite families that are separated by our current dysfunctional system, and offer hardworking immigrants a path to citizenship.
- H.R. 3069, Notario Victim Relief Act: Marc introduced this bill that would allow victims of notario fraud to reopen their cases and immigrate lawfully into the United States.
- Notario Fraud Workshop: Marc launched this effort to educate immigrants about immigration services fraud, including such critical information as who can and cannot provide immigration services, what rights individuals have and what resources exist to prevent immigration scams.
- DACA/DAPA Forum: Marc hosted an informational forum with local immigration law experts to prepare DFW residents for deportation relief and to detail the changes associated with the most recent executive action on immigration.
- H.R. 2070, the FAFSA for All Act: Marc reintroduced this bill in 2017, which instructs the Department of Education to provide clear instructions for students with legal or undocumented immigrant parents when applying for federal financial aid and to develop an online upload tool to eliminate manual submission of an electronic signature for these students.
- H.R. 2072, the Fairness in Financial Aid Act: Marc reintroduced this bill in 2017, which would further ease the process for students with non-citizen parents by allowing them to submit their parents’ Tax Identification Number (TIN) in place of a social security number.