This week, I introduced the Solution for Undocumented Children through Careers Employment Education and Defending our nation (SUCCEED) Act, a solution to address the legal uncertainty facing undocumented children who were brought to the United States through no fault of their own.


The SUCCEED Act provides a fair but rigorous track for undocumented children to qualify for conditional permanent resident (CPR) status, requiring them to follow one or a combination of three specific pathways to earn and maintain their status once they become adults: being gainfully employed, pursing postsecondary or vocational education, or serving in the U.S. military.


On Monday, I held a held a press conference with Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to introduce the SUCCEED Act.

Watch the video HERE.

Bipartisan Praise

The SUCCEED Act is earning bipartisan praise for its reasonable and realistic approach, and has received positive feedback from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, IBM, Former Democratic Governor and presidential candidate Howard Dean, Hispanic Leadership Fund President Mario H. Lopez, New American Economy President John Feinblatt, Niskanen Center President Jerry Taylor, TechNet President & CEO Linda Moore, National Immigration Forum Executive Director Ali Noorani,, and the LIBRE Initiative.

Editorial Board: Can’t we get this one thing right? 

"Under the measure, known as the Succeed Act and co-sponsored by GOP Sens. Thom Tillis (N.C.) and James Lankford (Okla.), dreamers would be granted what amounts to a 15-year pathway to citizenship, during which they would be required to graduate from college, serve in the military or maintain steady employment. After 10 years, they’d be eligible for permanent legal residence, though it would come with a significant asterisk: Unlike other green-card holders, they could not sponsor foreign-born relatives for entry into the United States. That doesn’t strike us as too high a price to settle the dreamers issue once and for all..."

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