Dream Act or Achieve Act?

It’s funny how since the last election the Republicans are all about immigration legislation after losing the Hispanic vote by very large margins.  NBC Latino recently published an opinion piece titled, “Dream Act or Achieve Act?”  The Republicans recently unveiled their own version of the DREAM Act called the Achieve Act.  It appears to be similar to prior DREAM Act proposals and the President’s recent Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals but is more restrictive with regards to who can qualify.  If the Republicans are trying to win over the Hispanic vote, this is not the way to do it.  In fact, I think it will have the opposite effect because it just reinforces their perceived restrictionist anti-Hispanic image.   It is clear to me that Republicans simply do not understand Hispanics are really out of touch with a constituency they are trying to win over.

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