FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2012
*****MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TOMORROW MAY 23, 11:45 AM EST*****
LATINO YOUTH TO PROTEST RUBIO/ROMNEY DUO AT SUMMIT FOR HARMFUL IMMIGRATION & ECONOMIC POSITIONS
Washington, DC – While Sen. Marco Rubio has said that undocumented children and the children of undocumented immigrants were blameless, his legislative record hasn’t followed his rhetoric. Rubio recently introduced legislation (S. 3083) to restrict the child tax credit to US citizens only. This tax credit is designed to help children, not their parents, and in 2009 was credited with preventing 1.3 million children from sinking into poverty.
Undocumented youth and U.S. citizen children of undocumented immigrants will be rallying outside the Chamber of Commerce to pressure Rubio to retract S.3083 and distance himself from Romney who has taken an unacceptable and harmful stance on immigration. Rubio and Romney fail to understand that the immigrant community, particularly undocumented youth, are starting businesses at a faster rate than native born citizens. By embracing anti-immigrant legislation they are not only attacking Latino families but also hurting Latino businesses and the U.S. Economy.
WHO: DC & MD DREAMers and U.S. citizen children of undocumented immigrants.
WHAT: Rally to protest Rubio/Romney Duo for their Harmful Immigration and Economic Positions.
WHEN: May 23, 2012 - 11:45 pm ET
WHERE: U.S. Chamber of Commerce at 1615 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20062.
DRM Capitol Group serves as a voice for undocumented youth and lobbying arm of the dream movement. Our work ensures that undocumented youth are represented in the halls of power and are correctly and directly informed of the actions of Congress, Executive Agencies, and the Courts.