The Clinton campaign is trying to harness the organizing power of young immigrants those known as Dreamers to help grow the number of voters from their communities for Hillary Clinton.
The campaign began its national voter registration program “Mi Sueño, Tu Voto” (My Dream, Your Vote) on the fourth anniversary of the opening of enrollment of young immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
“We founded this program on the premise that, one by one through friends, families, co-workers or classmates Dreamers’ futures would be considered on Election Day, ” Lorella Praeli, national director of the Latino vote said in a statement.
Clinton has actively sought the support of immigrant families throughout the campaign. The young immigrants have mobilized their communities previously, to urge family, friends and others to vote for the re-election of Obama and to protest his deportation policies. They also became a strong force in mobilizing support for Bernie Sanders among young people in the Latino community.