Thursday, September 6, 2012

DREAMer speaks at Democratic National Convention

 

Last night, Benita Veliz, a 27-year-old who came to the United States as a child, became the first-ever undocumented immigrant to speak at a national party convention when she introduced Obama endorser Cristina Saralegui to the stage. Veliz spoke briefly about graduating high school as a valedictorian at age 16 year and college at age 20.

 

Here is a transcript of Cristina's remarks, which tells of her immigrant experience, criticized Mitt Romney's "extreme" immigration views (including "self deportation" and a reference, without naming him, to Romney immigration advisor Kris Kobach), and praised President Obama's record and support for comprehensive immigration reform.

KJ

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