Passing the DREAM Act is about young people and their future, say labor and immigration reform advocates.
Supporters of the DREAM act range from the labor movement to self-identified conservatives.
SAN ANTONIO - Thirteen students carrying out a hunger strike here have reached their 15th day, pushing for Congress to pass the DREAM Act.
"No action is a vote for the way things are," said Dr. Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals. "No action is abdication of federal responsibility."
"Your voice is your power!" yelled student activist Emmanuel Faz to a crowd at the University of Texas Arlington campus at a Nov. 9 vigil.
The elections were a blow against comprehensive immigration reform.
The Republican Party is spouting vile hatred for immigrants, especially those who have dark skins but don't have papers.
A recent GOP ad urged Latinos to stay home rather than vote, but it may actually provoke a backlash and motivate Latinos to vote.
"Every day is Election Day from now until Nov. 2," said Petra Falcon of Promise Arizona, a group that is mobilizing Latino voter turnout in Arizona.
The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute recently found that Lou Dobbs, who fulminated nightly on CNN against "the illegal aliens" taking over the country, has relied for years on undocumented labor for the upkeep of his multimillion-dollar estate and the horses he keeps for his daughter.