SHELLEY BERKLEY CALLS FOR DREAM ACT TO BE INCLUDED IN DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION PLATFORM

…While Heller Campaign Insults Nevada’s Latino Community By Calling Commonsense Law a “Band-Aid”

Las Vegas – Today, U.S. Senate candidate Shelley Berkley called on the DREAM Act to be included in the Democratic National Convention platform. The DREAM Act, which Shelley was proud to vote for, would provide a pathway to legal status for young people brought to this country through no fault of their own and who either go to college or serve in our armed forces.

Senator Dean Heller voted against the DREAM Act in the past. However, today his campaign went one step further to deride this commonsense proposal as a “band-aid”.

“The DREAM Act is commonsense legislation that benefits so many Latinos across Nevada, not a “band-aid” as Senator Dean Heller has insultingly called it,” said U.S. Senate candidate Shelley Berkley. “From his support for the Arizona law to his opposition to comprehensive immigration reform, this is just one more example of Senator Heller turning his back on Nevada Hispanic families. I fully support efforts to include the DREAM Act in the Democratic convention platform because I strongly believe that young people brought to this country through no fault of their own, have served this nation in uniform and contribute to our society deserve a path toward legal status.”

Estimates from the Migration Policy Institute indicate that 30,000 young Nevadans could be helped by passage of the DREAM Act.

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