Yesterday, Hillary Clinton announced a program to recruit young illegal aliens into a voter registration program despite the fact these people are not allowed to vote. Clinton launched “Mi Sueno, Tu Voto” (My Dream, Your Vote) on the 4th anniversary of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). DACA was created for young illegal aliens, often referred to as “Dreamers.” These are the children of illegal aliens who the president has offered renewable two-year work visas and deportation deferral.
These 730,000 young illegal aliens are prohibited from voting, but Clinton’s new program is part of an aggressive effort by her campaign to lure the record 27.3 million Latinos eligible to vote in 2016. Organizers will seek to remind voters that a Trump presidency would end the DACA program, which is already at risk after the Supreme Court effectively killed Obama’s efforts to give legal status to some of the millions of illegal aliens in the U.S.
According to the Washington Examiner, the Democratic National Committee also heralded the DACA anniversary and said that Clinton will go further than Obama as president. “Hillary Clinton is committed to introducing immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship within her first 100 days in office and she will continue defending DACA and DAPA from partisan attacks,” said the DNC.
“We may not have the right to vote, but ‘Mi Sueno, Tu Voto’ will help ensure that our stories are heard and it will send a clear signal to Donald Trump that we cannot be silenced,” said Astrid Silva, Nevada Dreamer and immigrant rights activist.
Her comment is in this statement put out by the Clinton campaign today:
On DACA’s Four- Year Anniversary, Hillary for America Launches National Voter Registration Program, “Mi Sueno, Tu Voto”
On the four- year anniversary tomorrow when the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals’ (DACA) enrollment began, Hillary for America is launching a national voter registration program, “Mi Sueno, Tu Voto” (My Dream, Your Vote), to organize DREAMers to mobilize their communities and ask voters to consider what is at stake for their families in November. “DREAMers have played a pivotal role in our campaign, advocating for families who constantly live in fear of deportation — so we’ve created a program that aims to turn these stories into action,” said Lorella Praeli, National Director of the Latino Vote. The program calls on DREAMers across the country to join the campaign’s grassroots efforts to secure commitments from their community to vote for their future in November.
“We founded this program on the premise that, one by one — through friends, families, co-workers or classmates — DREAMers’ futures would be considered on Election day, ” stated Praeli.” “We may not have the right to vote, but “Mi Sueno, Tu Voto” will help ensure that our stories are heard and it will send a clear signal to Donald Trump that we cannot be silenced,” said Astrid Silva, Nevada DREAMer and immigrant rights activist. Hillary for America will be holding events across the country this week, including in Florida, Nevada and North Carolina, to unveil the program. “Mi Sueno, Tu Voto” will also serve to remind voters of Donald Trump’s hateful and dangerous agenda, highlighting his pledge to eliminate DACA and deport millions of DREAMers and immigrant families.