Rashida has been a consistent pro-refugee champion in Congress, supporting rebuilding the U.S. resettlement program, welcoming Afghan arrivals, and advocating for immigration reform. Tlaib has been breaking barriers her whole life. She grew up the eldest of 14 children in a working class family in southwest Detroit, the proud daughter of Palestinian immigrants. Rashida has made history as the first Palestinian-American woman and one of the first two Muslim women to serve in U.S. Congress.. Throughout her time in office, she’s focused on helping her constituents get through everyday challenges, while holding corporate polluters and billionaires accountable for taking advantage of the communities she represents. Her first bill passed and signed into law in Congress was the Payee Fraud Prevention Act, putting an end to fraudulent scams targeting vulnerable retirees and their pensions. She created four Neighborhood Service Centers throughout the district, which have brought millions of dollars back to her district while providing critical services to thousands of her district’s residents. Rashida’s commitment to staying rooted in the community is what sets her apart.