Clinton Campaign Launches Voter Registration Effort Led By Illegal Aliens

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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The Hillary Clinton campaign on Sunday announced a voter registration effort led by illegal immigrants on the four year anniversary of President Barack Obama’s executive action to protect illegal aliens from deportation.

According to a statement the campaign launched “‘Mi Sueño, Tu Voto’ (My Dream, Your Vote), to organize DREAMers to mobilize their communities and ask voters to consider what is at stake for their families in November.”

“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,” Lorella Praeli, national director of the Latino vote said in a statement.

Astrid Silva, an illegal immigrant who spoke at the Democratic convention, said, “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.”

The effort wants illegal immigrants to ask for commitments from “their community” to vote for Clinton in the fall.

The program will be unveiled in the upcoming week at events in Florida, Nevada, and North Carolina. “‘Mi Sueño, Tu Voto’ will also serve to remind voters of Donald Trump’s hateful and dangerous agenda, highlighting his pledge to eliminate DACA and deport millions of DREAMers and immigrant families.”