“Democrats believe we need to urgently fix our broken immigration system—which tears families apart and keeps workers in the shadows—and create a path to citizenship for law-abiding families who are here, making a better life for their families and contributing to their communities and our country.”
-Democratic Party Platform
We face enormous challenges as a nation, many of which are felt even more acutely in Latino communities. Our ability to solve any of the problems we face as a country — from health care to education, from climate change to immigration reform — depends on our willingness to recognize that the destiny of all Americans is shared.
The story of Hispanics is part of the larger story of America — a story that starts before our country’s founding and threads through periods of swelling immigration — fulfilling its promise through opportunity, hard work, and self-determination.
Latino leaders have worked side by side with Democrats on issues that affect us all — making college more affordable, improving schools, creating jobs and opportunities, and much, much more.
Just as they have in previous elections, Latinos played a key role in the last two presidential elections, turning out in record numbers and helping to organize and spread the word about the shared priorities of Democrats and the Latino community.
Democrats around the country will continue working with the Latino community to build on all the progress we’ve made over the last seven years. By passing comprehensive immigration reform, expanding access to health care, and creating an economy that works for everyone, Democrats are making investments that will lift up all Americans and move our country forward.