Somos Republicans Writes To Harry Reid Endorsing the DREAM Act
DeeDee Blase the founder of Somos Republicanos has written a letter to Harry Reid endorsing the DREAM Act:
Dear Senator Reid:
I would like to thank you for bringing attention to the DREAM Act/Department of Defense amendment, specifically as it relates to tens of thousands of highly qualified young people who would be able to enlist into the Armed Forces if the DREAM Act becomes law.
As a female veteran of the United States Air Force, I believe that the undocumented who volunteer to serve our country honorably should be given a path towards citizenship. Throughout my military career, I have met and had the honor of serving with fellow Hispanics who were from other Latin countries, and who put their lives on the line and earned their citizenship.
In recent years, the Army has been forced to accept more applicants who are high school dropouts, have low scores on ASVAB, and have criminal backgrounds. However, the DREAM Act would allow recruiters to seek highly qualified high school students with no criminal background.
Military experts agree that the DREAM Act promises to enlarge dramatically the pool of highly qualified recruits for the United States Armed Forces and the Department of Defense has expressed support for the DREAM Act since the Bush administration.
I urge you to work with fellow Senators who have served our Armed Forces and remind those Senators of the immigrants they served with. I believe the world has become more dangerous -- we have countries such as North Korea and Iran who have promised to increase their nuclear arsenal. Because of this, we should have as a very high goal to surpass all Department of Defense and military goals as it relates to recruitment and the quality of those recruits.
Founder, Somos Republicans