President Obama Reiterates Support for DREAM Act at White House Cinco de Mayo

May 9 | Washington, DC – Earlier this month, President Obama reiterated his support for comprehensive immigration reform, including the DREAM Act, at the White House’s annual Cinco de Mayo celebration. HNBA members Claudine Martinez and Alejandra Castillo attended.

Here’s an excerpt of the President’s Cinco de Mayo remarks:

We’re going to keep fighting for this common-sense reform — not just because hundreds of thousands of talented young students depend on it, but because ultimately America depends on it. “No” is not an option. I want to sign the DREAM Act into law. I’ve got the pens all ready. I’m willing to work with anybody who is serious to get this done, and to achieve bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform that solves this challenge once and for all.

It’s worth remembering; America is and always will be a nation of immigrants. We are richer because of the men and women and children who have come to our shores and joined our union. 

To hear the President’s full remarks, click here.

Learn more about the HNBA’s work and support for comprehensive immigration reform and the DREAM Act here.