America’s Voice, Service Employees International Union and Mi Familia Vota Civic Participation Campaign air Spanish-language radio ads in nine media markets across the country. The ad buy and larger mobilization effort are designed to increase turnout among “surge” and “low propensity” Latino voters in areas where Latinos will play a decisive role in contested races this November and in 2012, and help close the gaps between those eligible to vote and those who turn out on election day.
Many talented young men and women who consider themselves American in every way are eager to serve the nation they love in the armed forces, and the DREAM Act would provide them with this opportunity. It would also provide the United States a new pool of high school graduates eager to serve – a critical help to the military in meeting its increasingly difficult recruiting goals. Following is a selection of quotes from military and national security leaders on the benefits of the DREAM Act.
Immigrants have a proud tradition of serving in the military. Right now there are thousands of men and women in uniform who weren’t born in the United States, yet they are willing to sacrifice everything for our country. The Department of Defense understands the importance of the foreign-born to our fighting forces – one of the reasons it supports the DREAM Act. The information in this fact sheet helps underscore why the U.S. Department of Defense believes the military is strengthened by the foreign-born.
The DREAM Act is bipartisan legislation that enables high-achieving young people – immigrants who have been raised here, have worked hard in school, and then pursue higher education or serve in the military – to achieve the American Dream. Here are a list of reasons to support the DREAM Act.
Immigrant families have a long and proud tradition of serving in the U.S. military and giving back to their adopted country. Currently, almost eight percent of the U.S. armed forces are foreign-born. Many military leaders support the DREAM Act as a way of helping the nation’s armed forces remain strong and vibrant.
Brewer’s increasingly outrageous claims about immigrants don’t match the facts and they are costing Arizona millions of dollars. When asked to respond at a candidate debate this week about the veracity of her claims, the questions literally left the Governor speechless. This fact sheet reveals the truth behind several of the Governor’s false claims about immigration that she has repeatedly used to justify signing the state’s controversial anti-immigrant law, SB 1070.
Each year, approximately 65,000 young people graduate from high school in the U.S. find themselves unable to work, join the military or go to college because of their immigration status. Approximately 800,000 young people would be eligible for the DREAM Act — bipartisan legislation that would give eligible young people who were brought to the U.S. as children the opportunity to legalize their immigration status and work towards citizenship — upon passage.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigrant-hunting tactics have resulted in higher crime rates, thousands of lawsuits, millions of dollars in unnecessary expenses and a reversal of the community-policing strategies that have proved successful to police across the nation. But new Arizona law SB 1070 would force every police officer in the state to use Arpaio as a model.
By signing the “show me your papers” law, SB 1070, Governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona Legislature will force all police jurisdictions in the state to adopt the tactics of controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County.
Rep. King’s bogus claims about immigrants have served as talking points for the extreme anti-immigrant movement. King has not only stood side by side with anti-immigrant extremists, he has also been a financial beneficiary of their political action committees.