The SEIU, Mi Familia Vota and America's Voice today launched a Spanish-language radio ad in six states, highlighting Republican opposition to the DREAM act, among other issues.
Officially titled the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, the Dream Act would allow a conditional permanent residency for students who graduate from high school and earn or are on track to earn a college degree. It would help potentially millions of illegal immigrants who were brought here illegally by their parents as young children and attended schools in the U.S. all their life.
"Who wants to quash our dreams?" a young person says in Spanish in the ad. "Republicans."
"President Obama, the Armed Forces, Chambers of Commerce, universities and a majority of the public are on our side," another speaker says. "And they need our help."
The groups are spending $300,000 on the ad, which will air in Phoenix, Tucson, Denver, Miami, Orlando, Chicago, Las Vegas, Houston and McAllen, Texas.
You can listen to the ad here.