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Fla. Candidate: Pelosi, Obama ‘traitor’ to Hispanics
Congress candidate Elvira Salazar reacts to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is the pitch to voters should the Democrats in November, because it will help illegal immigrants. #Tucker
President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, were “traitors” to Hispanics in the United States for dithering on immigration, if Democrats have the presidency and both chambers of Congress, a Cuba controlled-American TV journalist said are now looking for a U.S. house seat Thursday.
Maria Elvira Salazar, in the competitive Florida represented 27 constituency, made the comments during an appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson tonight.”
You cited an interview Obama gave to Spanish-language network Univision in 2008, where he promised an immigration reform bill during his first year in office. Democrats had big majorities in the house and Senate in time.
Obama Univision’s Jorge Ramos, would have as one of its first legislative priorities to reform the immigration said.
“I can’t guarantee that it is said in the first 100 days,” he said. “But what I can guarantee is that we will be in the first year an immigration bill that I support and I’m promoting. And I want to move as quickly as possible forward.”
Salazar said Obama used his political capital to focus on other projects, such as ObamaCare, despite the “exceptional opportunity” to reform the immigration Problem once and for all.
Ramos, in a follow-up interview, in 2012, asked Obama about the earlier promise. Obama defended himself with the mention of the other problems he was dealing with the time, such as “the economy is on the verge of collapse.”
Ramos said to him, “A promise is a promise.”
Marc A. Thiessen wrote in the Washington Post that, “If Obama really wanted to overtake either the Dream act or comprehensive immigration reform, the Republicans were powerless to stop him. But he didn’t do it.”
Salazar also pointed to the law from the year of 1996, President Clinton signed the so-called Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, which she said was the “legal framework” for President trump, to separate families at the U.S.-Mexican border.
“So,” she said, “President Obama and Nancy Pelosi, are a traitor to Hispanics.”
The New York Times in 1996, reported that the law review severely restricted the ability of the Federal courts, decisions in detention cases.
“In fact,” the paper reported, “it strips non-citizens the right to take the complaints against the [immigration and naturalization Service] Agency before the court.”
Vox wrote about the law in 2016, in an article with the title “The Fateful, Forgotten act of 1996, Created Today’s immigration Problem.”
Clinton recently spoke out against the family separations, to say that the policy “makes no sense” and was “immoral.”
Politifact reported that experts say the 1996 law to make it easier to remove legal immigrants based on crimes convictions, but do not touch the separation of families.
At the end of June, in the midst of widespread outrage over the US policy that led to the separation of immigrant families along the border, a US judge ordered that more than 2,500 children are reunited with their parents.
But hundreds remained apart, after the expiry of the period of time, often in cases where parents have already been deported without their children.
Salazar said that many of the Hispanics in the United States have common values, often in connection with republicanism, including a hands-off government.
Edmund DeMarche is a news editor for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @EDeMarche.