Houston Electeds Declare Support for DREAM Act

Councilman Ed Gonzalez Calls on Congress to Pass DREAM Act

A large group of Houston elected officials, union activists, community activists and DREAMers came together on the steps of City Hall to call on Congress to pass the DREAM Act. One Republican they hope will get the message is Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison who has been under attack from Tea Party interests and has turned against the DREAM Act.

Houston City Councilman Ed Gonzalez stated that the DREAM Act is important for the future of Houston and Texas. “These students are the cream of the crop,” said Gonzalez in defense of these students whose cause has been called by Republicans a “back-door amnesty.”

State Rep. Armando Walle explained how American these students really are. “They were raised here, they have learned American history,” adding that from an economic standpoint, Texas stands to gain from their talents.

Others who came to show their support included former Congressman Chris Bell, State Rep. Carol Alvarado, State Rep. Ana Hernandez Luna, Mi Familia Vota’s Mike Espinoza, the HFT’s Zeph Capo, Houston ISD Trustee Anna Eastman, and various representatives of local unions, including SEIU.

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