The BRIDGE Act also presents our legislators with the opportunity to prove to their constituents that they are capable of reaching across the aisle to work on reforming a system that both sides agree is broken. Considering our political climate, I know that many of us have lost faith in our legislators; seeing many of them waste their time on what seems to amount to petty squabbling can be pretty discouraging. But bipartisanship is not dead, and our legislators can prove that to us by openly supporting and cosponsoring this bill.
Regardless of political party, we are all capable to seeing the humanity in those potentially affected by the BRIDGE Act. All it takes is putting yourself in their shoes to know that no one deserves to have their lives uprooted due to an unjust immigration system. That is why I urge my legislators, Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy and Rep. Clay Higgins, to support the BRIDGE Act and prove that they, too, can see the humanity in our citizens, regardless of their legal status.
Elizabeth Scott, Lafayette