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Video: Majority Leader Harry Reid Meets with DREAMer Eric Balderas

by Van Le on 05/24/2013 at 12:12pm

Now that the Senate Judiciary Committee has passed the Gang of 8 immigration bill out of markup, it is now in Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)’s hands, and Reid has said that he will bring the bill to a vote in June. And, Reid recently promised, “I will do everything in my power to help this bill become law.”

Here’s a video of Reid this week meeting with Texas DREAMer Eric Balderas, a current Harvard undergraduate who was in town to draw parallels between himself and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).  Reid encouraged activists like Balderas to meet with Senators, call radio stations, stage demonstrations, write letters to the editor in favor of immigration reform: “There’s just so much that can be done…to show Republicans your strength.”

Reid also told Balderas that the bill will pass, and that when it does, a key reason will be the “advocacy of the DREAMers, the organizational skills, the relentless effort to make themselves relevant to what we’re doing here.”

Watch the video below:

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