We all must do our part. I will work to communicate with the media to express how we as Americans must alter the way we talk about individuals seeking citizenship and work visas to the United States. Even though this is a nonbinding resolution, which contains no “enforcement” provisions, we must be our own enforcement. By supporting this resolution, we will show that we not only support immigration reform but are stressing that we must move forward showing dignity and humanity.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.