The Common Good

Opinion: From Distinct Political Voices, a Clarion Call for Immigration Reform

Date: December 4, 2012

Americans are ready for a new immigration solution. Is Washington?

As America looks forward to being a more diverse nation, we return to our history as a nation of immigrants—a history steeped in common values.

Across the political spectrum, we all agree the U.S. is a nation founded on an idea: that all men and women are created equal. That you have rights, no matter what you look like or where you came from.

And how we treat aspiring citizens reflects our commitment to these values that define us as Americans.

We may not agree on everything. But, when our faith, law enforcement, and business leaders ask us to look back on our own journey to America, other issues fade into the background.