BREAKING NEWS: President Obama just announced a long-overdue policy that gives legal status to young immigrants, including students and members of the military.
As the President put it, "It makes no sense to expel talented young persons who are, for all intents and purposes, Americans."
Republicans in Congress are already mobilizing against the President’s policy -- one has even announced a plan to sue the Obama administration.
We need to get the President’s back on this.
This momentous decision is a critical first step to addressing millions of young immigrants who have grown up in the United States -- but it’s only temporary. The next President could revoke this order on their first day in office.
Republicans in Congress must pass the DREAM Act to allow these students and members of our military a real pathway to citizenship. President Obama made it clear in his statement today:
“I’ve said time and time again to Congress: send me the DREAM Act, put it on my desk, and I’ll pass it right away.”
This is a defining issue for our country: if Mitt Romney and the Republicans refuse to allow immigrants who were brought to America as children to have basic rights, then we need to call them out.
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