A proud son of immigrants from Mexico, Alex knows firsthand the enormous contributions that immigrants make to our communities and our economy, and he has prioritized immigration reform since the day he was sworn in to the U.S. Senate. As the first ever Latino to chair the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety, he is leading the fight for immigration reform and a pathway to citizenship for immigrants.
The very first bill Alex introduced as a U.S. Senator would create a pathway to citizenship for the immigrant essential workers who have bravely worked on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. In May 2022, he joined farm workers picking crops to experience how strenuous the work is and to hear their perspective on what a pathway to citizenship would mean for them. Alex is also the lead sponsor of a bipartisan bill to provide a pathway to citizenship for “Documented Dreamers”—the children of long-term visa holders who may face deportation after age 21 without a green card or other immigration status. And for the brave men and women who choose to serve our country in uniform, Alex has introduced legislation to ensure that veterans are not subject to deportation.