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Obama Uses Plight of DREAM Students To Raise Funds for His Re-election Campaign

by Matt Hildreth on 05/13/2011 at 5:56am

Obama DREAM fundraising campaignSo this is awkward. President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign was caught fundrasing off of the DREAM Act.

From United We DREAM:

On Tuesday night, President Obama sent out a fundraising email about his immigration speech. In this email, the Obama campaign solicits for a contribution on their website and on Facebook using specifically the DREAM Act.

The petition from UWD goes on to say, “We are tired of politicians either bashing us or praising us without ending our pain.”

We don’t blame them. Obama could, with his own authority, provide administrative relief for DREAM Students facing deportation. Instead, it appears he has chosen to raise money off of the DREAMers.

“Instead of choosing to end our pain, he has chosen to use our suffering to grow his campaign,” the petition says.

You can view the petition here.

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