Last week, Pearce voted for Congressman Steve King’s amendment that would restart deportations of 800,000 DREAM-Act eligible young people who were brought to the United States as children, followed the law and contributed to their communities for their entire lives.
“Instead of giving these young people a chance at the American Dream, Steve Pearce fell in line behind the extreme ideology of anti-immigrant Congressman Steve King,” said Emily Bittner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “The American people want a comprehensive solution to our broken immigration system, but House Republicans just did the opposite – and voted to restart deportations for 800,00 DREAMers.”
English Text of the Radio Ads:
VOICE OVER: “The Republican party insists that they have changed, but once again, House Republicans like Steve Pearce have betrayed our community, rejecting President Obama’s executive order that ended the deportation of DREAM Act-eligible young people. What’s more, Congressman Pearce wants to restart the deportations of 800,000 young people who grew up in this country, worked hard, and are just looking for their chance to achieve the American Dream. Now, instead of celebrating the first anniversary of the deferred action program, our young DREAMers again face an uncertain future.
DREAMER: ‘I have lived in the United States since I was a child, and it’s my only home. I’m a student, I work, and I’m proud to give back to my community. I’ve always done what was asked of me. The only thing I ask is for the opportunity to do it.’
VOICE OVER: “Now is the time to call Congressman Pearce and demand that he stand with our young people and not with most extreme members of his party.”