Opinion contributors Published 6:00 a.m. ET Aug. 14, 2020 CLOSE Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan described efforts of the agency’s task during the coronavirus pandemic saying, “illegal immigration, it continues — putting American lives at risk.” (August 6) AP DomesticWe cannot let divisive rhetoric prevent us from working toward a compassionate immigration policy that lives up to the ideals of the American Dream.What one reform if adopted by the federal government would move the nation forward in addressing the challenges and opportunities of immigration to the United States?Focus on areas of agreementRep. Fred Upton: America has long been the land of opportunity for millions of immigrants who have enriched our communities and contributed to our economy. As a nation of immigrants, Democrats and Republicans must come together on bipartisan reforms to fix our broken immigration system.One thing is certain — we cannot let divisive rhetoric prevent us from working toward a compassionate immigration policy that enforces our laws, supports our agricultural community and farm laborers, and lives up to the ideals of the American dream.The president has said that Congress needs to “do our job” and get a bill to his desk. Congress has failed to do


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