Immigration reform is a moral and economic imperative. I am strong supporter of comprehensive immigration reform. Reform should secure our border and create a path to citizenship for the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants who are already here, pursuing the American Dream for their families. Second-class status for anyone, is not who we are as a country.

Immigration reform will help drive a more competitive economy. A recent study found that 40% of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or children of immigrants. In Maryland, 21% of business owners are immigrants and 26% of our STEM graduates are foreign born. In America we have a tremendous advantage: the best and the brightest from around the world want to come here. We should take advantage of this singular fact. 

I am a strong supporter of the bipartisan Senate immigration reform bill (S. 744) which passed by a 68-32 vote. The Senate bill strikes the right balance between border security, fairness, and increased Visa flexibility, which will help our businesses and workers. I am also an original cosponsor of the bipartisan STAPLE Act (H.R. 1227), which provides a guaranteed Green Card for STEM PhDs with a job offer in the United States.

More on Immigration

Jun 27, 2018

WASHINGTON –Today, Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) voted against H.R. 6136 – which overwhelmingly failed by a margin of 301-121 and was the second Republican attempt to make our currently broken immigration system even worse – after voting against H.R. 4760 six days ago.

Jun 20, 2018


WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) reacted to the signing of the Executive Order by President Trump to halt the separation of families:

Dec 21, 2017

WASHINGTON – Today the House passed a short-term funding bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the government open through January 19.

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) releases the following statement:

Sep 5, 2017

WASHINGTON – Today the Trump Administration announced that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which allows young undocumented immigrants that were brought to the country as children to live without fear of deportation with an option to apply for a temporary renewable work permit.

Congressman Delaney releases the following statement:

Aug 3, 2017

WASHINGTON – On August 2nd two graduates of Quince Orchard High School, Lizandro Claros-Saravia and Diego Claros-Saravia were deported to El Salvador.  

Congressman John K. Delaney releases the following statement:

Jan 30, 2017

WASHINGTON – On Sunday, Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) attended protests at Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), joining thousands of Marylanders in speaking out against President Trump’s executive order on immigration. Congressman Delaney is a cosponsor of the Statue of Liberty Values Act, legislation that overturns the Administration’s actions.

Congressman Delaney releases the following statement:

Jan 22, 2014

WASHINGTON – According to a new report by Bloomberg, Canada has passed the United States in terms of business friendliness. Bloomberg’s Best Countries for Business Report ranked Hong Kong first, Canada second, the United States third. Last year, Canada was sixth and the United States was second. The Bloomberg rankings used six criteria: economic integration, startup costs, labor and material costs, transportation, inflation and corruption, and the consumer base.

Oct 15, 2013

Congressman Delaney issues the following statement on Hispanic Heritage Month and the need for immigration reform. 

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