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Don Beyer on Immigration

 

 


I fully support the DREAM Act & a path to citizenship

The two political parties need to come together and meet our national responsibility to bring millions of immigrants out of the shadow economy. It is time to pass comprehensive immigration reform. As a businessman, I've heard tales of hardship from many people who crossed borders to find a safe home here in the US. One such friend, Manuel, had a choice in his Salvadoran village between joining a death squad or being killed by it. He fled in the middle of the night and today is an American citizen with a happy life full of opportunity.

There must be a path to citizenship for the hard-working people who contribute to our communities. They help keep our economy strong and deserve the opportunity to become new Americans. We also need to ensure that children who came to the United States early in life have the chance to attend college, receive in-state tuition, and work toward their dreams just like every other hard working student. I fully support the DREAM Act.

Source: 2014 Virginia House campaign website, FriendsOfDonBeyer.com , Oct 10, 2014

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