Latinos target key swing Presidential states: Petition for Rubio to support Sen. Hatch Sponsored DREAM Act before 2012 electionsTuesday, April 17th, 2012
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We are targeting Senators in key swing states and states with a high Latino/Hispanic/Chicano population to support the Sen. Orrin Hatch version of the DREAM Act. We believe it is reasonable to ask Republicans to support their own original DREAM Act bill (S.1545) and we are confident President Obama would sign it this year before election day if Republicans support a tough bill the same way they did with the Jobs Act bill. It’s time for both sides to tackle the broken immigration system that will provide a stepping stone to legal immigration.
- Florida Senator (Marco Rubio)
- Utah Senator (Orrin Hatch)
- Texas Senator (Kay Bailey Hutchison)
- Nevada Senator (Harry Reid)
- New Mexico Senator (Jeff Bingaman)
- Colorado Senator (Michael F. Bennet)
- Colorado Senator (Mark Udall)
- New Mexico Senator (Tom Udall)
- Nevada Senator (Dean Heller)
- Florida Senator (Ben Nelson)
- Nebraska Senator (Ben Nelson)
Why This Is Important
Rubio initially stated he was against the DREAM Act, but now we are waiting to see his DREAM Act proposal. We are asking Rubio to to support the original DREAM Act — sponsored by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) sponsored version of S.1545 — the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. We believe it is completely reasonable to ask Republicans to support the original DREAM Act sponsored by Republicans in 2001. Anything short of Hatch’s bill will be recognized as a divisive tactic and as a means to limit political power and issues supporting taxation without representation. According to Ron Hayduk, Professor of Political Science City University of New York (CUNY), immigrant taxation without representation not only challenges the legitimacy of America’s mantle of democratic governance but also provides a rationale and opportunity for organizing a progressive political majority.
Starting May 1, 2012, Lead Co-President and also a Civil Rights and immigration lawyer — Shirl Mora James, will begin a DREAM Act training video series that will keep DREAM Act activists and national Latino leaders UNITED and strong on this issue. The Tequila Party is fully aware of this issue becoming more and more politicized and the Mexican-American matriarchy will not allow our children and our youth to be taken advantage of anymore. We have already lost one of our own children — Joaquin Luna, when he took his own life because he felt he had no hope, and eligible Mexican-American voters in the Southwest will not allow his death to be in vain.
Lastly, if we do not see both Rubio obtaining solid commitments from GOP Senators from all high Hispanic populated states before the beginning of the 2012 autumn season (with Rubio taking the lead) we will consider their discussions of the DREAM Act mere lip service. If junior Senator Rubio is unable to secure commitments from GOP Senators this year, perhaps he can support a Mexican Adjustment Act that would emulate the Cuban Adjustment Act.
”We must also decide the fate of those children here through no fault of their own and for whom America is the only home they know. Our federal leaders have tried and failed to find a solution. They should set aside political considerations and try to make this right for our country. I am in favor of comprehensive federal legislation that gives these children an opportunity to seek legal status – to pursue earned legalization.” – Albert Gonzales