Reporting Anna Duckworth
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— San Francisco Giants closer Sergio Romo has joined an online effort in support of giving undocumented youth a chance to earn U.S. citizenship.
The YouTube video for ‘The Dream is Now’ national campaign (seen above) was released Tuesday. In the video, Romo firmly states his support of the federal Dream Act.
“I strongly believe that there should be a pathway for approximately 2 million undocumented students to earn their United States citizenship so they can lead a productive life and give back to the only country that they know as home,” Romo said.
At AT&T Park before Tuesday’s game, Romo talked about being a first generation Mexican-American.
“Without…certain opportunities here in the United States, I myself probably wouldn’t have gotten to be able to live the life that I live and the upbringing that I was able to live through my parents,” he said.
Romo said he hopes his backing of the campaign helps boost the cause.
“Everyone needs the same opportunities and that’s kind of what I’m all for.”
Romo previously created a stir when he wore a shirt which read “I just look illegal” to the 2012 World Series Championship Parade.
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