Skip to comments.Congressman Castro Asks Abbott To Explain His Position On Texas DREAM Act
Posted on 11/01/2013 9:58:44 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Congressman Joaquín Castro, along with a handful of state lawmakers, are pressing Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott on his plans for the Texas DREAM Act.
DREAM stands for: Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors. The Texas DREAM Act would allow students without documentation to pay in-state tuition.
At the start of Abbott's campaign for governor, he was asked if he supported the Texas DREAM Act. Abbott dodged the question at the time but later released a statement saying that he felt the law was structurally flawed and needed to be reformed.
Castro has officially requested that Abbott to explain his position.
"Texans deserve to know where Attorney General Greg Abbott stands on the Texas DREAM Act, especially in light of the fact that two or three statewide republican officeholders have said very clearly that they want to repeal it," Castro said.
He said Abbott is simply hedging his bets with Tea Party Republican voters and that Abbotts appeals to Latino voters must be more than symbolic.
"You cant go to the Valley or San Antonio or other places and say you are going to be the biggest friend to the Hispanic community when you cant say you are going to support something that helps hundreds-of-thousands of young Texas Hispanic students," Castro said.
The topic of repealing the Texas DREAM Act became the center of conversation following several heated debates between Republican candidates for lieutenant governor and their past votes on the matter.
Texas DREAM Act was passed by the legislature in 2001 and signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican.
LaRaza Shakedown Time.
I’d prefer Dynamic Relocation Eviction Animating Many.
But politicians are stupid.
The Texas Castro twins should be purged from our politics! They are both extreme racists.
Politicians...time to hate them all and elect the first 50 in the phone book. We are or have lost our Democracy and it only took a little over 200 years! Our forefathers would be ashamed!
Abbott needs to tell Castro to take that crap back to Mexico with him.
In state college tuition to Illegal Aliens is a travesty
Every American who pays taxes funds colleges and universities around the nation as every school takes Federal Financial Aid or grants of some sort. Texas does not give in state tuition to an American citizen in Wyoming...but will give in state to an Illegal Alien
“”The Texas Castro twins should be purged from our politics! They are both extreme racists””
Yes they are and their mother raised them that way knowing one day she would push them into the political theater. The time came and she shoved them out of the barrio into mainstream with tons of support behind them.
One fed locally on homegrown communist support and one fed from the statewide communist support.
Purge them, their mother and all associated with their way of thinking from Texas.