Director of DREAM Action Coalition calls senators’ immigration reform plan ‘very cynical at best’
Cesar Vargas, executive political director of the DREAM Action Coalition, joins John Fugelsang on “Viewpoint” to react to an immigration reform proposal set forth by a bipartisan group of eight senators that includes Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
Speaking from personal experience, Vargas shares his thoughts on the shortcomings of the legislation in its current form, which would grant him immediate citizenship but might not provide for his extended family.
“The Latino community will remember who is opposed to them and who is playing games,” Vargas says. “All those young people who are going to turn 18 — 50,000 a month of Latinos turn 18 for voting age — we are going to remember who is against our community and who is not. And this goes to the president as well. He has a record number of deportations, so at this point it’s about family unity. And this bill, we want to make sure that the details really reflect that.”