"Susan Boser who will be running for Congress on the Democratic ballot challenging Thompson in this November's election, had this to say: “Long answer short, I believe we need comprehensive immigration reform to create humane policies that will keep families together, allow law-abiding immigrants to stay in our country without constant fear of deportation, a pathway to citizenship, a streamlined visa program, all the while protecting and continuing to fund the security of our borders.”
She continued, “This does not mean everyone gets an invitation to the U.S.; we will still have rules, conditions, and standards for who gets to stay and who simply must go back home, but there is a way to do this where we model compassion and fairness.
“I read today that morality must cross party lines, and that’s exactly what this issue comes down to: morality and our identity as a nation,” Boser said. “When our political system is using the tears of children as a bargaining chip for a border wall, we’re doing something wrong. When our policy decisions have the potential to traumatize an entire generation of Latino children, we’re doing something wrong. From here, we should move as quickly as possible to reunite those children with their parents and families. We can do better. We must do better.”