Frank Sharry Reacts to Senate Vote Against Motion to Proceed to Debate on DREAM Act
Washington, DC – The Senate’s vote against a motion to proceed to debate on the Department of Defense Authorization bill – to which the DREAM Act and a repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” were attached – is a discouraging reminder that the Republican Party remains dangerously hostile to immigrants and, at every occasion, blocks steps toward fixing the broken immigration system.
Below is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice:
“The best and the brightest of our nation’s immigrant community – who want to go to college and serve in our military – just had the door slammed in their face by the GOP. The fight will continue, but today marks a new low for a party that claims to be the party of opportunity and freedom. Evidently, talented young immigrants are not included in their country club view of who deserves opportunity and freedom.”
To schedule an interview with Frank Sharry about today’s vote and its consequences, please contact Michael Earls at 202-494-8555.
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