Dream Act supporters are asking President Obama to stop using the act in his campaign and fundraising messages unless he is prepared to flex his executive muscles to suspend the deportation of DREAM Act-eligible students.
Although the president has continually pledge his support, United We DREAM, a group of young immigration advocates, gathered outside Obama’s rally in Boston Wednesday to protest his continued use of the bill in campaign literature and fundraising emails. Advocates claim he is using the act as political posturing rather than a legitimate push to deliver on promises he made to students.
Students at the rally voiced their dissent:
“We’re just showing to people who were supporting him that he makes promises and he doesn’t accomplish anything,” he said. “So why are you supporting him? The students are still in the shit.”