Probably a sign of how other top democrats are going to fall on this bill.
WASHINGTON — San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro warned Wednesday that a Republican-proposed DREAM Act without a path to citizenship for children brought to this country illegally was akin to “cotton candy politics.”
“It smells good, it might even taste good, but it’s really lacking in substance,” said Castro, an adviser to the Obama re-election campaign.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has proposed a version of the DREAM Act that would not include citizenship, to attract GOP support in the Senate.
Rubio is considered a potential Republican vice presidential candidate.
Castro said he opposed Rubio’s version of the DREAM Act because it would not give young people “who are here through no fault of their own — who are morally blameless — it would not give them an opportunity to become citizens of the United States.”
Castro, who in February was named a national co-chairman of the Obama for America campaign, commented Wednesday during a phone conference held by the liberal-leaning Center for American Progress Action Fund, a supporter of increased immigration.