Hispanics Waiting for DREAM Act : Roll Call Politics
"We came out in record numbers when we voted for Obama on a promise that he has broken," said Emma Lozano, executive director of the Chicago-based Centro Sin Fronteras, an immigration advocacy group. "And now he has to shore up, otherwise he won't get a second term. So we're going to lock up our votes until he does."
"People want to be for him. They really want to be for him, but he's really going to have to give them a reason," Gutierrez said in an interview after giving a rousing speech to the crowd of nearly 500 attendees.
"People think it's a little late — that he didn't do anything when we were in the majority," he added. "Now they're a bit more cynical, after these two years, when he says, 'I want to bring Democrats and Republicans together."