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Cowardice and Pettiness Prevail in the U.S. Senate and with Senator Voinovich
Op Ed by Rubén Castilla Herrera, Ohio Action Circle

 

On Dec. 18, 2010, our movement felt the sting of a temporary legislative setback, but we have not been defeated. The courage and commitment of undocumented young people and their families were temporarily stymied by the cowardice of a Republican-led filibuster. We won majorities in the House and Senate, in Ohio we generated hundreds of thousands of calls, and the DREAMers who brought us to this point have made DREAMers out of all of us.  

 “We are relieved that Bernard Pastor is free but the fight for justice for the thousands of other Ohio Dreamers continues”, said Nick Torres from the Ohio DREAMAct Network.

 

For the majority of Republicans, including outgoing Senator George Voinovich, and the handful of Democrats who voted against the best and the brightest of the Latino, Asian, and immigrant communities, we know who you are, and we will never forget. 

 

We will demand an explanation from Senator George Voinovich, who has said that he understands the need to correct our unjust immigration system. He missed an opportunity to do so today.

 

“Your name will adorn the Inner Belt Bridge in Cleveland, but your true legacy remains with your decision to ignore the rights and dreams of the best and brightest young people in Ohio,” stated Rubén Castilla Herrera cofounder of the Ohio Action Circle.

 

Many have expressed sympathy for the DREAMers.  But today we did not need or want sympathy.  We needed votes.  If you didn’t vote for us, don’t expect us to vote for you. 

 

 We may not have won this battle, but when it comes to winning the war between mass deportation and earned citizenship, it’s a not a matter of if we win, but when.

 We will win.

 

 Ohio Action Circle - Being proactive in preparing for federal immigration reform that upholds family values, protects American jobs and builds our economy.

 

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Complete Roll Call Dream Act 12-18-10

 
 
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