Mike is the grandson of Mexican immigrants on his mother’s side. Having not graduated high school themselves, his grandparents sent all five of their daughters to college. At age 50, his grandfather, Rosendo Bringas, became an American citizen, and it was among the proudest days of his life.
Mike wants to preserve the values and aspirations of so many immigrants like his grandparents, who dream of the uniquely American opportunity for self-improvement. Mike believes that immigrants should be treated with dignity and respect.
During his first term, Mike has:
- Proudly co-sponsored H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, to protect our DACA recipients.
- Supported and co-sponsored several pieces of legislation to prevent family separation at the border, and help families who had been separated reunite, including the Keep Families Together Act, the Reuniting Families Act, and the REUNITE Act.
- Supported and co-sponsored the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act of 2019, the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act, and the Homeland Security Improvement Act.
- Opposed efforts to ban entry into the United States on the basis of race or religion and co-sponsored the NO BAN Act.