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    Undocumented Immigrants Given Roles at Democratic Convention

    Published July 22, 2016 Reuters

    The Democratic Party has selected a handful of undocumented immigrants for official roles at next week's Democratic National Convention, in a bid to highlight the gaping policy divide on immigration between White House hopeful Hillary Clinton and Republican rival Donald Trump.

    Clinton is hoping to drive Latino voters to the polls on Nov. 8 to shore up her chances against Trump, who has campaigned on a promise to crack down on illegal immigration by building a wall along the Mexican border and deporting millions of undocumented foreigners if elected.

    "Our nation is a nation of immigrants that believes in being inclusive, and thatís exactly what we will continue to work toward," said Leah Daughtry, the chief executive officer of the committee organizing the July 25-28 convention in Philadelphia.

    "The voices of our nationís brave undocumented youth will be heard loud and clear,Ē Daughtry added.

    The picks include two members of the convention credentials and platform committees, as well as several speakers. The positions are unpaid, officials said.

    Trump's campaign, which has argued that unchecked immigration hurts American workers and undermines national security, criticized the move.

    "Apparently speaking at Hillary Clintonís convention is just one more job Hillary Clinton thinks Americans won't do," a Trump campaign aide said in an emailed statement. "She should have instead invited unemployed Americans, or victims of crime, or law enforcement."

    The selections are legal because of a "deferred action program" adopted by President Barack Obamaís administration, which postpones deportations and provides work authorization for some immigrants brought to the United States as children. The Supreme Court blocked efforts to expand those protections last month.

    The nominations mark the first time a major U.S. political partyís convention has featured so many undocumented workers among its ranks. While there was an undocumented speaker at the 2012 Democratic convention, the party has not previously tracked the immigration status of its committee members.

    "It changes the whole conversation when you have someone directly affected at the table," said Cesar Vargas, a Mexican immigrant chosen for the party's policy platform committee.

    Hareth Andrade, 23, an undocumented immigrant from Bolivia who was approved under a deferred action program, was picked for the credentials committee. The convention will also feature at least two undocumented immigrant speakers, Astrid Silva and Francisca Ortiz.

    Clinton already has overwhelming support from minorities. Some 70 percent back her, compared with 9 percent for Trump, according to recent Reuters/Ipsos polling, suggesting that she could have a strong chance in states like Florida, Nevada and Colorado that swing between voting Democratic and Republican in presidential elections.

    However, voter turnout among Latinos has traditionally been low, hitting only about 40 percent in 2012, meaning her challenge is to get more of them to cast ballots this year.

    Luis Fraga, co-director of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, said showing a commitment to progressive reform of U.S. immigration policy could help Clinton do that.

    He called immigration a gateway issue for minority voters that can help engage them. Thatís especially so because even Latinos born in the United States are often not far removed from family members who are immigrants themselves.

    "Although itís not their individual experience, it is their familyís experience," Fraga said.
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    There's such a clear difference between the priorities of the Hillary Clinton agenda and the goals and policies of the Trump plan to fix our country. Hillary is pandering to people who can't vote, are not citizens, have no right to be here, and should be deported forth with in an effort to influence a US Presidential election. Trump is pandering to American citizens who vote and deserve the sole focus of the Presidency.

    Hillary is more of the same, bad trade deals, massive immigration, corruption to the core on every level in ever nook and cranny so deep, so thick, even the FBI can't figure out how to wade through it.

    Trump is fresh air, trade deals that benefit our country and citizens, halts to excess immigration, honesty and transparency in government spending and government programs that produce results for our citizens at lower costs than we've ever seen.

    Hillary wants to benefit herself from this election.

    Trump wants to benefit our citizens from this election.

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    I.C.E. should be there to arrest them and deport them. This is OUTRAGES!

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    I thought it was ILLEGAL to hire illegal aliens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newmexican View Post
    I thought it was ILLEGAL to hire illegal aliens.
    Ha! And they are Undocumented Democrats. Pander pander pander.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newmexican View Post
    I thought it was ILLEGAL to hire illegal aliens.
    Unfortunately these illegals are protected and authorized to work under the Obama "deferred action program". Heck, they are even the proud owners of a social security number!

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    by admin/ July 25, 2016/ CRAZY LEFT

    The DNC aided and abetted two illegal aliens on Monday night during the nationally televised DNC Convention 2016 in Philadelphia. Thus, according to the law, the DNC twice violated Section 8 U.S. Code 1324.

    At 8:04pm local time, the DNC invited an illegal alien to accompany her daughter to tout Hillary Clinton for president. During her speech, which was televised on national TV, the daughter explicitly said her mother is in the United States illegally. Minutes before the mother and daughter team took to the stage, the DNC played a video showing the daughter communicating with Hillary Clinton during one of her tour stops in Nevada. It was then that the daughter (Karla) admitted to Hillary Clinton that her mother (Francisca) received a government issued letter of deportation. Clearly, the mother is ignoring the deportation order, and so to is the DNC and Hillary Clinton.

    Following the mother / daughter act, another illegal alien took to the podium at 8:09pm local time. Her name is Astrid Silva, and she said in clear english, “I came to America illegally with my mother when I was 4-years old. We crossed the river [Rio Grande] on a raft.”

    Aside from illegally harboring two illegal aliens, it would be interesting to learn how the illegal aliens traveled to Philadelphia and who paid for the travel arrangements? Furthermore, where are they staying this evening and who paid for the lodging?
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