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Clinton campaign to launch DREAMer voter drive

Greg Nash

The Hillary Clinton campaign is launching a new program that will organize so-called DREAmers, undocumented children brought to the U.S. by their parents, to register voters.

{mosads}The campaign will launch Mi Sueño, Tu Voto, which translates to “My Dream, Your Vote,” Monday, the fourth anniversary the enrollment date of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Under President Obama, DACA temporarily protected some young immigrants from deportation and allowed them to work legally.

“DREAMers have played a pivotal role in our campaign, advocating for families who constantly live in fear of deportation — so we’ve created a program that aims to turn these stories into action,” said Lorella Praeli, Clinton’s national director of the Latino Vote, in a statement.

“We founded this program on the premise that, one by one — through friends, families, co-workers or classmates — DREAMers’ futures would be considered on Election day,” Praeli said.

Hillary for America will hold events in Florida, Nevada and North Carolina this week to unveil the program.

The program will also serve to remind voters of “Donald Trump’s hateful and dangerous agenda,” the campaign said in a statement. 

“We may not have the right to vote, but ‘Mi Sueño, Tu Voto’ will help ensure that our stories are heard and it will  send a clear signal to Donald Trump that we cannot be silenced,” said Astrid Silva, 

Silva is an undocumented immigrant from Las Vegas who was brought to the United States as a child and spoke about her journey at the Democratic National Convention last month. 

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