Once again, U.S. Senate candidate Republican Heather Wilson has refused to support the DREAM Act. In an Albuquerque Journal story today, Wilson made it clear to New Mexicans that she would rather score political points than work on real solutions to fix our broken immigration system in a way that meets our diverse needs.
"Wilson would not take a definitive position on the Dream Act, which would allow children brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents to become citizens when they graduate from high school or enroll in the military," reported Albuquerque Journal's Michael Coleman.
Furthermore, the presidential nominee of Wilson's Republican party, Mitt Romney, has said that if the DREAM Act reached his desk as president, he would veto it, and even went so far as to call the DREAM Act a "handout."
U.S. Senate candidate Martin Heinrich has different values. He has fought hard for the DREAM Act, which reflects the spirit of inclusion and diversity that New Mexicans value, and which opens the American Dream for hard-working, patriotic young people who want to contribute. Heinrich has also consistently supported comprehensive immigration reform.
"DREAM Act students represent much of what's best about our nation: hard work, motivation, and a willingness to serve this country," said Heinrich. "The DREAM Act is good for our economy, our security, and our nation. And the DREAM Act is the type of fair, practical immigration policy that Americans are demanding. It's time to make the Dream a reality."