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Monday, August 15, 2016

New Clinton effort tries to tap the power of 'Dreamers'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton's campaign is launching a new effort to tap into the political power of young, undocumented immigrants, hoping to capitalize on Donald Trump's promises to make deporting them a top priority of his presidency.

The 730,000 young people brought to the U.S. as children without legal status are prohibited from voting. Known as Dreamers, they've proven themselves to be a powerful organizing force in American politics, mounting a high-profile public campaign that pressured President Barack Obama to grant many of them and their parents reprieves from deportation though two executive orders.

Clinton's national voter registration program, called "Mi Sueño, Tu Voto/My Dream, Your Vote," is being launched on the four-year anniversary of the 2012 order that temporarily shielded from deportation some young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and allowed them to work legally.

Organizers will remind voters that a Trump presidency would end that program, according to the campaign, which is already at risk after a June Supreme Court effectively killed Obama's efforts to give legal status to some of the 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.



Anonymous said...

If they want opportunity, go for Trump. If they want less, go for what's her name.

Anonymous said...

We are not against immigrants. It's just that there are laws in place for them to become legal citizens. Those laws have been in place for years. We accepted many immigrants after WWII they came and went by the law and became citizens. We should be doing the same now. Obey the laws and become citizens. We just don't want all the illegals killing our citizens raping our women and children and taking American jobs.Why can't the Democrats go along with obeying our laws and protecting Americans which they took an oath to do.