Friday, March 09, 2007

Local Latino legislators praise Barack Obama for sponsoring immigration bill

Interesting: While everyone seems to be talking about African-American support for Barack Obama, some local Latino legislators stood outside City Hall yesterday to urge Hillary Clinton to back The Citizen Promotion Act, a bill sponsored by Obama, which would freeze immigration application fees at the current levels and provide funding to promote citizenship among immigrants.

Speaking for Assemblyman Jose Peralta and City Councilmember Miguel Martinez, Councilmember Hiram Monserrate told assembled reporters
This is not a press conference to announce endorsements for any presidential candidate. I think what's clear here is that, in particular Senator Obama has taken a bold step and has stood up for millions of residents here in the United States who want to become citizens.
Hat tip to Azi Paybarah over at The Politicker who also caught the press conference on video and posted it here.

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