Undocumented Youth Condemn Romney’s Refusal to Answer Whether He Would Rescind President’s Order
By failing to respond whether or not he would rescind the President’s decision not to deport undocumented youth, Mitt Romney is showing he truly does not support undocumented youth and the Latino community.
Instead of welcoming the announcement and pressuring Congress to act on legislation to permanently bring relief, Mitt Romney is implicitly siding with anti-immigrant Republicans like Rep. Steve King and Rep. Lamar Smith to rescind the President’s decision to not deport DREAMers. Even if he fails to answer, his record on immigration is clear: he embraces self-deportation, SB1070, and would veto the DREAM Act.
Undocumented youth will escalate our actions against Mitt Romney until he supports the President’s new immigration policy. For all those who have been waiting, in some cases decades, for the DREAM Act, the President’s order is a long-overdue breath of fresh air, and a signal that undocumented youth can truly move on with their lives and contribute to this country they call home.
The President’s new immigration policy represents the most hope undocumented youth have had since Reagan’s amnesty in the 80’s. Republicans are criticizing this order, and it isn’t surprising. They were, after all, the party that filibustered the DREAM Act.
They say that the President should have instead waited for a legislative solution from the most gridlocked legislature we’ve ever had, and that his actions are harming a long-term solution.
They say this as though they were just on the cusp of producing better results for the Latino community, but the truth is that they most likely never would have offered even as much as the President’s executive order.
DRM Capitol Group serves as a voice for undocumented youth and lobbying arm of the dream movement. Our work ensures that undocumented youth are represented in the halls of power and are correctly and directly informed of the actions of Congress, Executive Agencies, and the Courts.