Seeking Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2012 - The DREAM ACT

"So the Iowa caucus happened, and we didn’t learn much about who’s going to win the GOP nomination. But we did learn something about how the Republican candidates intend to try: by pandering to the most extreme voices in their party.

Case in point: Over the weekend, Mitt Romney told voters in Iowa that he would veto the DREAM Act if he got the chance. And today he actually called the DREAM Act a “handout.”

Romney’s been moving to the right on this issue for years, but this is the first time his position has been so clear.

The DREAM Act is common-sense legislation that has been fought for by millions of Americans in both parties, designed to help smart, motivated young people that pursue higher education or join the Armed Forces earn a path to citizenship. Allowing talented young people to fully contribute to our society would only make our country safer and more prosperous.

So it’s important that we speak up now. Stand up and fight for progress like the DREAM Act.

All of these candidates seem to think that opposing the DREAM Act will make good politics for primary season — and that’s just the start.

Ron Paul has called for repealing the citizenship clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Mitt Romney says he would kick out every last undocumented worker in the United States. And in a telling slip-up, Rick Santorum once called the Latino electorate the “illegal vote.”

When they say they oppose the DREAM Act, they’re talking about denying kids who grew up here — who know no other home, who have learned in our schools and volunteered in our communities — a chance to give back to the country they love. These kids have worked hard for a shot at the American dream, just like their peers.

And if we give them the opportunity, they will help build a stronger future for our country.

Join me in fighting for the DREAM Act, and immigration reform that works for everyone:

Presidential DREAM-Act Petition

Taken from an e-mail I recieved from Adrian Saenz, Latino Vote Director of Obama for America.

I know it sounds like the usual annoying emails you get about supporting a campaign but this is an important topic that is not been discussed enough and has been misunderstood by its opposers. For more information on the DREAM Act click here.

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