First lady Michelle Obama advocated for an immigration reform and to pass the DREAM Act, reported the news site Politico. DREAM Act is a legislation that would grant legal status to young people brought as undocumented immigrants to the U.S. when they were children if they enroll in the military or complete two years of college.
“There is nothing more critical than keeping families together and that is why Barack has been fighting so hard for comprehensive immigration reform. For the sheer fact that we cannot continue to let families be broken apart,” she said during an interview on the Spanish-language TV program “Aquí y Ahora” (“Here and Now”).
In a separate event, Mrs. Obama talked before a crowd of more than 2,000 at the University of Central Florida, and she listed President Barack Obama’s initiatives during his first term – including a recent memo to stop deporting undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children – and said those policies are all “on the line” in November’s election, reportes MSNBC.
“He knows and believes that it is time to stop denying responsible, young people opportunities in this country because they’re the children of undocumented immigrants. It’s time to stop that,” Obama said of her husband’s support for the DREAM act, which would offer a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants who have graduated from high school.