Immigration: Voinovich is a key vote on DREAM Act
Published: Sunday, December 05, 2010, 4:02 AM
In the coming days, the U.S. Senate will take a crucial vote that has the potential to affect the lives and futures of thousands of undocumented students across the country. The DREAM Act would give young people who were brought here as children and infants the chance to correct their status -- people like Bernard Pastor from Reading, Ohio, who was brought here from Guatemala when he was 3 years old to escape religious persecution because of his father's practice as a Pentecostal minister.
A star student and athlete, instead of embracing the hope of a bright future, Bernard is in jail and faces deportation to a country he does not know, all because of his lack of proper documentation.
Sen. George Voinovich holds the key to saving Bernard's future, and that of so many others. A key vote on the DREAM Act, Voinovich has the ability move beyond the partisan wrangling in Washington and bring the dream home for so many young people who have grown up American, and who wish only to fulfill their future in this country.
Hugo Urizar, Westlake *****
Call Senator George Voinovich and ask him to support the DREAM Act.
Senate English: 866-996-5161
Promueve la diversidad dentro de nuestra propia comunidad hispana en cualquier lugar de EE.UU. / Promote diversity even among our own Hispanic Community anywhere in the USA.