by Carlos Vargas | October 13, 2015
Phoenix, AZ – The Democrat presidential candidates are set to be on stage for the first debate of the 2016 election cycle, and immigration will be a major issue. Erika Andiola and Cesar Vargas, Co-Directors of the Dream Action Coalition, released the following statement:
“We will not support flashy rhetoric and empty promises; while vague rhetoric to DREAMers, Latinos and immigrants may have served earlier, it is time for the candidates to get more serious: with the far-right whipped up into a frenzy on immigration, it will be a difficult issue to push executively or legislatively. We expect clear plans from the candidates on how they will keep families together, end private prisons, and continue to push immigration reform through the White House and Congress.” said Cesar Vargas.
“We hope to see a back and forth where all the candidates have a platform to speak about the issues that we care about the most in our community. It is important that the Latino and immigrant electorate know that there is more than one choice for the Democratic nomination, and that the race will not be handed to the choice of the Democratic establishment without hearing what they all have to offer.” said Erika Andiola.