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Mitt Romney, the most extreme candidate of our era

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With all eyes on Mitt Romney as he limped across the finish line in Iowa, we don't want anyone to forget his statement from this past weekend on the DREAM Act, which he reinforced again today on CNN. And more importantly, with critical votes still coming up in the next few months for the Republican party, we think it's imperative that everyone knows exactly where Romney stands on immigration.

Romney told voters in Iowa this past weekend that he'd veto the DREAM Act if it came across his desk as president. The day after the Iowa caucuses, he said it again, this time adding, “If [Hispanic-American voters] want a president who is going to talk to them about a handout or more benefits for free, they got that guy.”

So if Congress finally passes an earned path to citizenship for undocumented young adults so they can pursue a university education or serve in our military – a noncontroversial policy that was co-written by two Senate Republicans and enthusiastically endorsed by John McCain (who has just today endorsed Romney) – President Romney would strike it down.

We are fighting back, and want you to join us. Say you'll keep fighting for the DREAM Act  – and help hold Republicans like Romney accountable for the extreme positions they take.

Mitt Romney’s veto pledge isn't the end of the story. He's also said that he wants to send all 11 million undocumented immigrants “home” -- even if they’ve been in this country for decades, contribute to their communities, fight in our armed services, and pay their taxes. We are committed to fighting for a fair, common-sense reform of our immigration system, and a humane approach to young people who were brought to this country as children and only want the opportunity serve our country, contribute to our economy, and become full participants of our society. We’re not talking about handouts.

The choice could not be clearer. Are we standing with valedictorians, soldiers-to-be, and community leaders who need the DREAM Act, or are we willing to pursue an agenda of scoring political points by demonizing millions of innocent, bright young people?

Raise your voice with us today – and say you’re going to keep fighting alongside President Obama and the Democrats for the DREAM Act.