Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has faced her share of hurdles – many self-created – since announcing her intention to obtain her party’s nomination. Among the comments to garner criticism recently was her promise to ramp up Barack Obama’s program of giving illegal aliens an expedited path toward American citizenship.
Of course, this position stands in diametrical opposition to her own view in 2003, at which time she described herself as “adamantly against illegal immigrants.”
Her new rhetoric, however, appears to be more than just lip service to the nation’s growing illegal population. Reports indicate the Clinton campaign recently hired Lorella Praeli – an illegal alien allowed to stay in America under the controversial DREAM Act – as part of its Latino outreach effort.
The Dream Action Coalition, operated by illegal immigrants benefiting from provisions implemented under the Obama administration, offered its support of the Clinton campaign’s new hire.
“We congratulate Lorella for her new position,” the group said in a recent statement, “as she has unquestionably demonstrated an ability to get the job done and commitment to the Dreamer and immigrant community.”
The organization did have a word of warning for Hillary Clinton, though.
“Nevertheless,” the statement continued, “we urge the Hilary [sic] campaign to allow her to continue the fight for our community she will be representing and not just a spokesperson for campaign rhetoric.”
While the staff addition likely resonated with illegals interested in jumping to the front of the citizenship line, Americans were less enthusiastic.
“I guess being Hillary’s Latino outreach director is a job Americans won’t do,” quipped one Twitter user.
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