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POLITICO ON LATINO ISSUES AND GILLIBRAND

Monday, February 2, 2009 , Posted by LATINO EVENTS Y TESPIS MAGAZINE at 7:56 PM


Politico.com posted an article on our new senator in Washington, Kirsten Gillibrand. A couple of days ago, after some meetings with the Latino leaders community, her conservative positions on immigration began to shift. Latino leaders are wondering if in fact, she can deliver on theses issues. State senator Peter Rivera says that her record on immigration "borders on xenophobia". It looks as if she has a lot to work on as far as the Latino community is concern. But she is not wasting any time: By now, she supports the DREAM Act, a five year temporary worker visa programm and then a path to residency, a call to Obama to stop raids and fix the inmigration mess. Is is like awakening to another reality for Ms Gillibrand. I wonder how well she will face this challenge. To read the article on Politico.

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