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Cuban American activists call on George LeMieux to support the DREAM Act

With the Dream Act up for a likely vote today -- and Florida Sen. George LeMieux a "no" vote -- activists are turning up the pressure, with a number of Cuban-Americans telling reporters on a conference call that the community wants the Dream Act passed.

Jose Diaz, 27, a Miamian who was born in Venezuela to Cuban parents and came to the U.S. at the age of 3, says he would be eligible for the legislation that would keep illegal students in the U.S. and said the U.S. is the "only country" he's ever known.

"I think it's important for him to vote yes because it would be representative of what our community wants, Diaz said.

The activists noted that the legislation has the backing of Florida Republicans, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart.

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comoelsol

As a Hispanic-American I am ASHAMED that this Dreamnesty plan is being rammed down our throats. We need to SECURE OUR BORDER before handing out freebies to illegal immigrants.

mi_orgullo51

el sol, don't buy into this racist republican business. these kids are AMERICANS and deserve a good education.

Diet Coke

1) Senator Lemieux represents the entire State of Florida. Mr. Diaz, Should he abrogate his responsibility to the entire state of Florida because this is what "your community" wants?

2) Diaz-Balart (junior) and Ros-Lehtinen deserve primary challenges because of this amnesty vote.

obamapotamus

Shame that these groups even see a chance to change LeMieux's mind on this. They must be so used to him being a "Charlie Crist Republican" who loved "comprehensive immigration reform".

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