Posts Tagged ‘ DREAM Act ’

Romney stance on Dream Act is magnified in Florida

January 22, 2012
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Romney stance on Dream Act is magnified in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — Mitt Romney’s promise to veto a measure that would create a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants threatens to turn off some Hispanic voters, whose support could be critical in a general election match-up against President Barack Obama. The issue is gaining prominence as the GOP front-runner heads toward the Jan. 31 primary in Florida, even though most of the state’s Hispanics are Puerto Rican or Cuban-American and, thus, aren’t affected by U.S. immigration law, nor view it as a priority. Still, it’s a state where 13 percent of registered voters are Hispanic, where the...

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Statement from Ambassador Luis Lauredo on Mitt Romney’s Spanish-Language TV AD

January 11, 2012
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Today, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney released a Spanish-language TV ad featuring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart, and former Rep. Lincoln Díaz-Balart. Just hours after releasing his ad, Romney touted his support from the architect of extreme, anti-immigrant laws, Kris Kobach. In response, Ambassador Luis Lauredo, released the following statement: “Mitt Romney’s last-ditch attempt to win over Latinos is a deplorable effort to cover up the assault he has mounted on Hispanic families during his campaign. “Just days ago, Mitt Romney promised to veto the DREAM Act if he were president, and said DREAM Act students are merely...

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Statement from FLA Dems Chairman Smith on Mitt Romney’s Pledge to Veto the DREAM Act

January 6, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL – Mitt Romney recently told a group of voters in Iowa that he would veto the DREAM Act if he were elected and Congress passed the bill. In response, Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith released the following statement: “Mitt Romney’s pledge to veto the DREAM Act is a reminder that his far-right positions are dangerous for everyone – not only Hispanics trying to build a life in America, but all Americans trying to stay in the middle class and those still struggling to make it there. It’s shameful he continues to pander to the Tea Party,...

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Statement from Rep. Garcia on Mitt Romney’s Pledge to Veto the DREAM Act

January 5, 2012
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State Representative and candidate for Congressional District 25 Luis Garcia issued the following statement in response to Mitt Romney’s comments that he would veto the DREAM Act if he were elected and Congress passed the bill.   Statement from Rep. Luis Garcia:   “The DREAM Act has been supported by people from both sides of the aisle. It would provide opportunities for young immigrants – people who want to contribute to the only country they’ve ever known by serving in the military, going to college — to earn a path to citizenship.   “It is alarming that a candidate...

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March 29th General Meeting: Keeping the DREAM Alive, Immigration Reform

March 13, 2011
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March 29th General Meeting: Keeping the DREAM Alive, Immigration Reform

  Miami-Dade Young Democrats Present Immigration Reform Discussion Speakers Kathy Bird, We Are Florida! Community Outreach Organizer, Florida Immigrant Coalition Subhash Kateel, We Are Florida! Campaign Coordinator, Lead Organizer for the Florida Immigrant Coalition Ediberto Roman, Professor of Law, Florida International University Juan Rodriguez, Youth Organizer for the Florida Immigrant Coalition Join us on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 6:30 pm, at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 1201 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131. Admission is FREE and open to all. RSVP to: info@mdyoungdems.com. Engaging our leaders, students and community in dialogue about our future and our DREAM.  

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