In response to GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s pledge to veto the DREAM Act, members of the Colorado Democratic party held a news conference to condemn the former Massachusetts governor’s position. Democratic lawmakers warned that Romney’s stance on immigration makes him virtually unelectable in Colorado.
Why they’re so concerned about Mr. Romney’s electability is not clear, but what really took the cake during the press conference was a comment made by State Rep. Cristana Duran (D-Denver):
“This issue is about making sure that every child whether documented or not has access to the American dream because that is what this country is built on. We are built on the idea that if you work hard and you play by the rules you will be able to have access to that American dream”
FAIR agrees that anyone who works hard and plays by the rules should have access to the American dream, but we fail to understand how someone who is “undocumented” has played by the rules.
Colorado Democrats clearly care more for the rights of illegal aliens than for respecting our nation’s immigration laws and national sovereignty, and while they may think that tough stances on immigration, such as Mr. Romney’s, are unwinnable strategies, the American people seem to disagree with them.