State Sen. David Schapira (D-Tempe) was interviewed by 12News at Tempe High School on Friday about Obama’s DREAM directive. He posted this photo on his Facebook, and said:
After the interview, I met a young man named Alejandro, who was on his way home from summer school. He overheard the interview and told me that he and his brothers are undocumented. I explained what the president did today, and he began to grin ear-to-ear. The look of newfound hope on his face made me incredibly proud of our president and our country today.
Other lawmakers in the state were not in favor of the president’s new plan. Rep. David Schweikert (R) called it “backdoor amnesty.” He said in a press release:
“While President Obama asks the Department of Homeland Security to ‘look the other way,’ I ask him to respect the rule of law, and get back to focusing on putting 23 million unemployed Americans back to work.”