Immigrant advocate groups have mobilized across the country in what they call a last-ditch effort to persuade Congress to pass a bill that would grant legal status to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrant students, pressing for action in the remaining weeks when Democrats control both houses of Congress.

November 30, 2010

Jeb Bush, Too?

Today, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said that the Democrats are playing politics with the immigration issue, “promising things that they’re never going to deliver, knowing they’re not going to deliver”—apparently referencing the upcoming DREAM Act debate in Congress.

Jóvenes que se beneficiarían del DREAM Act y activistas anuncian detalles de campaña publicitaria en Español e Inglés en Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada y Texas y destacan la importancia de aprobar la medida Washington, DC – Mientras el Congreso contempla considerar el proyecto de ley DREAM Act este año, jóvenes que se beneficiarían de la… Continue »

This morning, at the National Immigration Forum, I spent time with 20 of the most impressive young people I’ve ever met. They are DREAMers from all over the country who are here, in Washington, DC, to look Senators in the eye and ask them to support the DREAM Act.

With both chambers of Congress planning to take up the DREAM Act this year, students who would benefit from the legislation joined today with labor and immigration reform advocates to announce the details of a six-figure ad buy in Spanish and English media targeting Senators whose votes could be crucial to passing DREAM – Florida Senator George LeMieux; Maine Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe; Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown; Nevada Senator John Ensign; and Texas Senators John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison.

As Congress plans to take up the DREAM Act, students who would benefit join labor and immigration reform advocates as they unveil a six-figure ad buy in Spanish and English media. The ad campaign targets senators whose votes will be crucial to passing the DREAM Act.

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With Congress planning to take up the DREAM Act, students who would benefit join labor and immigration reform advocates as they announce the details of a six-figure ad buy in Spanish and English media.

No matter where Americans stand on illegal immigration, forcing a mother to decide, after more than a decade of productive residence in this nation, whether her children should be uprooted from the only life they’ve known or effectively become orphans (Maldonado’s husband Diego was deported weeks ago) does not reflect this nation’s highest values.

A coalition of labor and advocacy groups has launched a “six-figure” ad campaign aimed at Republican senators whose votes are needed to pass the DREAM Act before the current session of Congress runs out.