Monday, January 27, 2020

Clinton: Latinos “Make Our Nation Stronger”

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Hillary Clinton has a clear message to our community. We need to turn out to vote because this is our election. On Thursday she urged us to send a message to Donald Trump “with one voice that Latinos are a vital part of the American community.”

“We are not strangers,” Clinton stated, in her remarks to the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Convention in Washington, D.C. “You make our nation stronger, smarter, more creative and I want you to know: I see you, I hear you and I am with you.”

Clinton made herself clear that she would reaffirm her commitment to defend President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration if elected, and pledged real action on immigration reform. Making a commitment to go further to give more immigrants, especially those with a history of service to their communities, the chance stay in the United States.

The Democratic nominee has also made a bold promise to introduce comprehensive immigration reform in her first 100 days in office. She argued that, though the issue of immigration reform was long “hotly contested,” the debate is over, except in “some circles.”

“I deeply regret the kind of campaign the presumptive Republican nominee started with and is still running today,” she said. “So, part of what we have to be strong in standing for is a credible path forward for reform that is truly comprehensive, addressing all aspects of the system, including immigrants living here today, those who wish to come in the days ahead, from highly skilled workers to family members to those seeking refuge from violence.”

She criticized Trump for his latest statement in which he said that the United States is a “country where we speak English, not Spanish” and for criticizing former presidential candidate Jeb Bush for speaking “Mexican.” Adding that “next week, in Cleveland,” she said, referring to the upcoming National Republican Convention, “they will nominate someone who thinks Latino outreach is tweeting a picture of a taco bowl.”

And she make it clear that this upcoming election is not just about choosing a president. “The choice we make will say a lot about who we are and whether we understand and celebrate the diversity of our country, which makes us all the stronger,” Clinton said.

CBS News