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DNC Statement on Mitt Romney Saying He Would Veto the DREAM Act If President

BY IN News On 31-12-2011

After Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said today at a campaign stop in Iowa that he would veto the DREAM Act if it passed and he were president, the DNC's Senior Advisor for Hispanic Affairs, Juan Sep?lveda, released the following statement: “If there had been doubt in anyone’s mind—least of all, Hispanics in America, that Mitt Romney’s far-right views on immigration would make him the most extreme presidential nominee in recent memory, his statement today that he would veto the DREAM Act if he were president is appalling.? This piece of legislation has been supported by members of both parties.? It is something that Americans can get behind, and it is in line with the spirit of inclusion and diversity of our country that has made our nation great.? But Mitt Romney has shown once again that he is out of touch and far to the right of even members of his own party, and that he would not represent the best interest of middle class Americans, those still trying to reach the middle class, and Hispanics in the country.? This is in direct contrast to President Obama who strongly supports opening the American Dream for hard-working, patriotic young people who are leaders in their communities today and who are looking for an opportunity to attend college or serve our country in the military, but who can't, through no fault of their own.”

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DNC Statement on Mitt Romney Saying He Would Veto the DREAM Act If President


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