Peaceful relations abroad are vitally important to our stability back home. When the United States acts as an agent of goodwill, we reap the benefits of a stable economy, a vibrant workforce, and a safer world.
I am particularly interested in ensuring that the United States is a good neighbor to Mexico, Central, and South America. Diplomacy, foreign aid, and peaceful mediation can prevent people’s displacement, which in turn reduces the strain on our immigration system and fosters lasting relationships that benefit the entire region.
I firmly believe that military intervention and the use of military force should be strictly reserved as a last resort, after all diplomatic solutions have been exhausted.
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