Oct 19, 2011

Immigration politics: White House goes on defensive to court Latino voters

NY Daily News: "After the feds announced Tuesday they deported an all-time high number of people last fiscal year - 396,906 - a White House official went on the defensive at a local confab to court Latino voters.

"It's not fun to enforce immigration laws," Felicia Escobar,(the) senior policy adviser (for immigration) on President Obama's domestic policy council, said at New York's Hispanic Community Action Summit. Escobar told the local Latino leaders who gathered at Baruch College in Manhattan that Obama wants immigration reform, but is obligated to enforce current laws. "We all think that the laws should be changed, and the system is broken," she said at the event, the third such forum the White House has hosted nationwide." read more

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