Monday, February 24, 2020

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Sanders Wins Latino Vote in Nevada

ON SATURDAY, caucus-goers began gathering around 10 a.m. at the Desert Pines High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. It had started raining early in the morning — a rare occurrence in Las Vegas — and didn’t lighten up until the rain stopped in the early afternoon.
The high school, whose mascot is a jaguar, is located in a predominantly Latino, working-class neighborhood. Almost all the caucus-goers were people of color. The school served as the caucus site for 12 precincts, divided between the cafeteria and the gym. None of the caucuses were very crowded; a precinct chair guessed that it was due to the heavy rainstorm earlier that morning — giant puddles spotted the courtyard — and huge early-voter turnout, with some 75,000 votes across the state coming early, compared with a total 86,000 people who caucused in 2016.
Sen. Bernie Sanders was projected as the winner early by multiple outlets, with former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg vying for second place. By Sunday night, with 88 percent of precincts reporting, Sanders led every other candidate with 47 percent of the county convention delegates. Biden is a distant second, ending up with around 21 percent of state-level delegates. And entrance polls showed that Sanders was the strong favorite among Latinos, earning 53 percent of their votes.
After the debacle of the Iowa caucuses, observers looked to Nevada with trepidation, but Sanders’s campaign remained focused on its major strategy of mobilizing Latino voters, who comprise nearly 30 percent of the state’s population. In the polls leading up to the caucuses, Sanders not only had an overall lead, but he was also the candidate with the greatest share of Latino support, at 33 percent. While Sanders’s polling numbers had remained consistent since the summer, he benefited from a slip by Biden, who was leading among Latino Nevadans at 34 percent in June but fell to 22 percent support this month. In 2016, Sanders received 53 percent of the Latino vote in Nevada.
Voters gather for the Nevada Democratic Party caucuses at Desert Pines Highschool in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 22nd, 2020. Krystal Ramirez for The Intercept
Voters, including Dan and Elvia Baca, check in for the Nevada Democratic Party caucuses at Desert Pines High School in Las Vegas on Feb. 22, 2020.Photos: Krystal Ramirez for The Intercept
This year, Sanders redoubled his efforts to win their votes, not only focusing on turnout, but also organizing specifically for the caucuses. Those efforts — such as holding trainings in Spanish and providing translation services at the caucuses — appear to have paid off. One such training — for the “Strip” caucuses located on Las Vegas’s famous main drag so that hotel and casino workers can attend — took place Thursday night at the offices of Make the Road Action, an immigrant-rights group. Conducted entirely in Spanish, a young volunteer explained what a caucus is and how it works. The group concluded the training with a mock caucus, where they voted between prominent Sanders surrogates such as rappers Cardi B and Killer Mike.
In his victory speech from San Antonio, Texas, Sanders highlighted the support his campaign got from the group. “I wanna thank Make the Road and all of the grassroots organizations that helped us win there,” he said.
Sanders’s win is also thanks to young Latinos like 19-year-old Christopher Santoyo, who told The Intercept that he’s been volunteering for Sanders since he was 15 and worked to convince his family to caucus for the candidate.
“At first, they actually didn’t like him,” Santoyo said. “But I think based off the fact that I’ve been so involved in his campaign, and I’m directly reaching out to them telling them to vote, they’re supporting Bernie Sanders.” He walked some of his family into early-voting locations and said he now has elder relatives from coast to coast supporting Sanders.
When asked whether he thought other young people are convincing their parents to vote Sanders, Santoyo said, “One hundred percent.”
“I think these ideas are so radical to them. Like free college or a Green New Deal, Medicare for All. And then when you actually have a serious conversation as to seeing it through our lens, they really start to change.”
“A lot of them, especially my family specifically, they’re Latino so they listen to Telemundo, Univisión, and more corporate media. And they kind of echo those talking points. But when I fight back on it, they’re like, ‘Oh wow, you’re right,’” Santoyo said. “If you really speak to them, their mind will change.”
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Ed. note.  Sanders also has the most progressive immigration policy of any of the candidates.  by far !

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Trump Uses Therapy Notes to Deport Migrant Children

by,      Gabe Ortíz      Daily Kos

Therapy should be a safe space, including for migrant children who have fled traumatic experiences in their home countries for the safety of the U.S., oftentimes making the dangerous journey completely alone. But in a testament to the Trump administration’s desire for mass deportation at any and all costs, The Washington Post reports that officials have been requiring some therapists who have met with detained kids to turn over their confidential session notes, which are then used as part of the government’s case in immigration court. In other words, the information kids gave in confidence is now being used against them to try to deport them.
“This kind of information sharing was part of a Trump administration strategy that is technically legal but which professional therapy associations say is a profound violation of patient confidentiality,” Hannah Dreier writes inThe Post. “Intimate confessions, early traumas, half-remembered nightmares—all have been turned into prosecutorial weapons, often without the consent of the therapists involved, and always without the consent of the minors themselves, in hearings where the stakes can be life and death.”
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Among these young people detailed in the disturbing report is Kevin, who was 17 when he and his older sister fled Honduras in 2017. “Kevin explained that after his grandmother died, the gang MS-13 took over their shack,” Dreier continued. “With nowhere else to go, he stayed even as gang members tortured rivals on the patio, slept in his bed and made him run their errands. The gang eventually put him to work selling drugs.” But when the gang told Kevin to kill someone to prove his loyalty, he and his sister fled. “A stream of threatening text messages from the gang followed the siblings north.”
In custody under the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), where minors who come to the U.S. alone are transferred after arriving at the border, Kevin told all this to his government therapist. “For years, children have been required to meet with counselors within 72 hours of entering custody, and then at least once a week until their release,” Dreier writes. But because Kevin had mentioned the gang ties that he was forced into, a rule change implemented by a then-ORR head Scott Lloyd, a Trump pick, kicked into effect, which required “moving minors who self-disclosed gang ties to secure detention.”

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Latinx Group Mijente's First-Ever Presidential Endorsement: Bernie Sanders

Latinx Group Mijente's First-Ever Presidential Endorsement: Bernie Sanders

LAS VEGAS — A prominent national Latino group is endorsing Bernie Sanders four days ahead of the caucuses in Nevada, a state with a significant Hispanic electorate.
Mijente, a grass-roots organization that mobilizes Latinx and Chicanx voters, decided to make its first-ever presidential endorsement in response to President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and policies targeting Latinos. The endorsement adds to the growing collection of progressive groups coalescing around the Vermont senator, after earlier expectations they would be divided between him and Elizabeth Warren. 
The organization will use its reach on social media, its roughly 1,000 dues-paying members and more than 300,000-person email list to mobilize Latinos to vote and hit the pavement for Sanders in Nevada and other states.
Marisa Franco, director and cofounder of Mijente, said the group’s members picked Sanders after a lengthy process that included sit-downs with multiple candidates. In January, its members voted on four options: endorsing Sanders, Warren, both of them, or no endorsement at all. In the end, 70 percent of its members voted to endorse Sanders. 
Sanders’ economic justice platform and moratorium on deportations were key to Mijente’s members in addition to Sanders' exhaustive outreach to Latinos this cycle. 
“Something that's very appealing to people is his consistency and the concept of palabra,” said Franco, “And what that means in our community is giving people your ‘word.’”
Mijente held public talks, called “El Chisme 2020,” which means the gossip, with Sanders, Warren and Julián Castro last year. The decision to back Sanders isn’t meant as a negative commentary on Warren, Franco said, but rather as a way to maximize the group's sway in the primary.

Sanders’ name recognition and ability to build off of his 2016 infrastructure and liberal base also factored into Mijente’s endorsement as the primary heads into more diverse states.
“We're not picking a savior, we're picking our target,” Franco said, noting that the group’s membership intends to hold Sanders accountable. “We didn’t pick him to be the fixer of all things.”
Part of Mijente’s influence among Latinos includes its use of art, culture and digital media to reach Latinos politically. 
Tomás Garduño, national field director for Mijente, said the group intends to knock on doors and phone bank for Sanders in the final days before the Saturday caucus in Nevada, which will be Sanders' first real test with Latino voters. 
In the key Super Tuesday states of North Carolina, California, and Texas, the group will run a volunteer effort aiming to activate more than 500 people to commit to phone banks and door knocking for Sanders. 
Mijente will also focus heavily on the Arizona and Georgia primaries. In 2016, the Latinx group played a role in mobilizing Latinos to oust former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who illegally detained Latinos. In 2018, Mijente contributed to driving Latino turnout in the Georgia governor's race, which more than doubled compared to 2014. 
Sanders' Nevada state director, Sarah Michelson, said the endorsement validates his standing among Latinos, a constituency key to his success.
“It continues to build momentum that every single progressive, immigrant-focused, Latino organization has lined up behind us,” said Michelson, adding that it helps Sanders "drive home the point" that his campaign can win a broad coalition. 
Sanders has upped his outreach to Latinos compared to 2016, making the demographic a key part of his pathway to the Democratic nomination. He consistently polls in the top two with Latinos next to former Vice President Joe Biden. 

ICE Arrests Immigrants at Sonoma County Courthouse

Federal immigration agents arrested at least three people Tuesday at the Sonoma County Superior Court campus, preventing them from appearing before judges for pending criminal matters and prompting unified outcry from criminal justice and court officials who condemned the action as undermining due process and local authority. 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents made the arrests in defiance of a new state law barring civil immigration arrests at California courthouses, a statute that does not strip federal agents of their authority to conduct missions but makes clear the state’s intent. The action also comes four days after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced the agency will participate in ICE’s escalating immigration enforcement across the country in jurisdictions with sanctuary policies, and called out cities including San Francisco. 
Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch and Public Defender Kathleen Pozzi condemned the arrests for undermining public safety and the fragile yet crucial trust between immigrants and local authorities. County counsel Bruce Goldstein called ICE’s actions “lawless” because the agents had no judicial warrants, in violation of state law.
“It’s now going to put total fear in the community,” Pozzi said in an interview. “People aren’t going to come to court. Victims will refuse to show up. Witnesses will refuse to show up … cases will have to get dismissed.”
Pozzi, who worked with staff from U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson’s office to get the names of individuals who were detained, said she wasn’t able to make them public because of attorney-client privilege rules barring release of information without a client’s permission. 
Thompson, D-St. Helena, said the courthouse arrests run the risk of eroding trust between public safety officials and immigrants.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Friday, February 14, 2020

Trump Sends Tactical Swat Teams to Sanctuary Cites -

The Trump administration is deploying law enforcement tactical units from the southern border as part of a supercharged arrest operation in sanctuary cities across the country, an escalation in the president’s battle against localities that refuse to participate in immigration enforcement.
The specially trained officers are being sent to cities including Chicago and New York to boost the enforcement power of local Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, according to two officials who are familiar with the secret operation. Additional agents are expected to be sent to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, New Orleans, Detroit and Newark, N.J.
The move reflects President Trump’s persistence in cracking down on so-called sanctuary cities, localities that have refused to cooperate in handing over immigrants targeted for deportation to federal authorities. It comes soon after the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security announced a series of measures that will affect both American citizens and immigrants living in those places.
Lawrence Payne, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection, confirmed that the agency was deploying 100 officers to work with ICE, which conducts arrests in the interior of the country, “in order to enhance the integrity of the immigration system, protect public safety, and strengthen our national security.”
The deployment of the teams will run from February through May, according to an email sent to C.B.P. personnel, which was read to The New York Times by one official familiar with the planning.
Among the agents being deployed to sanctuary cities are members of the elite tactical unit known as BORTAC, which acts essentially as the SWAT team of the Border Patrol. With additional gear such as stun grenades and enhanced Special Forces-type training, including sniper certification, the officers typically conduct high-risk operations targeting individuals who are known to be violent, many of them with extensive criminal records.

Friday, February 07, 2020

Trump's Revenge

Fresh from his impeachment acquittal by Senate Republicans, President Trump has shifted into payback mode.

In his combative State of the Union address Tuesday, Mr. Trump launched a broadside against one of his favorite targets: “sanctuary cities,” those jurisdictions that limit cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration officials.

“In sanctuary cities, local officials order police to release dangerous criminal aliens to prey upon the public instead of handing them over to ICE to be safely removed,” Mr. Trump claimed, falsely, speaking of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. He singled out New York and California for particular contempt, spinning nightmarish tales of violent crimes he attributed to those states’ liberal immigration laws. And he touted legislation that would allow the victims of crimes committed by certain foreign nationals to sue sanctuary cities and states.

For those familiar with the president’s anti-immigrant musings, it was a familiar refrain. But this time, he was not content merely to engage in fearmongering. Mr. Trump was in the mood to punish those who would defy him.

On Wednesday, the administration announced that, for the time being, it would no longer allowresidents of New York State to enroll (or re-enroll) in various Trusted Traveler Programs overseen by Customs and Border Protection, which allow preapproved individuals expedited passage through airport security and immigration.

In a letter to top officials at New York’s Department of Motor Vehicles, the acting secretary of homeland security, Chad Wolf, said the move was in response to a 2019 state law enabling undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. Proponents of the so-called Green Light Law, which was hotly debated, argued for it on both humanitarian and public safety grounds, noting that similar laws adopted by other states had resulted in a reduction in hit-and-run accidents and an increase in the number of insured drivers. As a protective measure, the law also contains a provision that blocks federal immigration agents from retrieving information from the D.M.V.’s databases without a court order.

It does not bar federal officials from demanding identification, photos, passport data and interviews from applicants for Global Entry and other security programs for travelers.
... an alternative would be for Trump to observe existing immigration and sanctuary law.

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Trump's State of the Union

Meza Castro, 41, of Honduras, a mother of nine, arrived at the border with five of her children. She was able to enter the U.S. and request asylum only after Gómez and Rep. Nanette Díaz Barragán, D-Calif., accompanied her to the checkpoint.
"As the Trump administration continues to attack our immigrant communities and spread vicious lies about their character, I can't think of a more critical time in our history to have a brave woman like Maria in the very chamber where the president will deliver his State of the Union address," Gómez said in a statement before she decided not to attend.
Rep. Jesus "Chuy" García of Illinois chose his guest to bring more light to an issue that gets limited attention — the deportations of U.S. military veteransHis guest was Miguel Pérez, an Army veteran deported on a felony conviction of drug abuse. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker pardoned Pérez, who served two tours in Afghanistan before he was stripped of his green card, last summer. Pérez became a U.S. citizen in October.

WASHINGTON, DC. - Hace justo un año, Donald Trump usó su discurso sobre el estado de la Unión para poner el foco sobre El Paso, una comunidad fronteriza a la que, dijo, la valla divisoria había hecho "mucho más segura", lo que desató la indignación de sus habitantes que le acusaron de mentir para justificar su obsesión por el muro. Este año, la congresista Verónica Escobar ha sido la escogida por su partido para darle la respuesta en español al presidente y lo hará precisamente desde allá, su ciudad y el distrito al que representa.
"El país sabe que nosotros hemos sido el centro de los ataques contra inmigrantes, el centro de las políticas del presidente que quiere atacar a la gente vulnerable, pero los paseños, los fronterizos, nosotros siempre hemos tratado a la gente, a cada persona con amor", le dijo Escobar a Univision Noticias.
"Tenemos que confrontar todo esto con la verdad. El presidente va a decir que nos está haciendo más seguros. No es cierto. Los ataques contra las personas vulnerables no nos hacen más seguros. Cambian los valores de los EEUU y es importante confrontar todo eso".
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“Muchos republicanos le tienen miedo a Trump”, afirma la congresista demócrata Verónica Escobar

Escobar, quien el mes pasado cumplió su primer año en el Congreso, dará este martes la respuesta demócrata en español al presidente, mientras que la gobernadora de Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, será la encargada de hacerlo en inglés. La congresista texana de 50 años decidió hablarle al país desde el Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, una clínica comunitaria en El Segundo Barrio de El Paso, a escasas dos millas de México y rodeada de familias hispanas y tocará temas que le preocupan a los hispanos como economía, salud o inmigración.
El hecho de que la respuesta al presidente llegue desde El Paso toma especial relevancia teniendo en cuenta que la ciudad aún se recupera del ataque de odio que el pasado mes de agosto dejó 22 muertos en un supermercado Walmart de la ciudad a manos de un hombre que confesó haber manejado más de 10 horas para llegar a la frontera desde un suburbio de Dallas con el objetivo de matar mexicanos.
Después de ese ataque, a Escobar, quien antes de convertirse en congresista era jueza en Texas, se le vio en El Paso consolando incansablemente a su comunidad, pero también rebatiendo con firmeza las palabras del presidente Trump que, a su juicio, promueven la división y el odio y están detrás de sucesos como ese.
Este martes, tendrá la oportunidad de dar la respuesta oficial al presidente. Univision Noticias habló con ella sobre ese reto, la crisis migratoria y el hecho de que Trump ofrezca el discurso del estado de la Unión mientras el Senado aún celebra un juicio político en su contra
Escobar, en febrero pasado durante una 'Marcha por la Verdad' contra la propuesta de Trump de ampliar el muro.Crédito: Christ Chavez/Getty Images

Sobre su respuesta a Trump 

Univision Noticias (UN): ¿Cómo se siente al haber sido la escogida del Partido Demócrata para dar esta respuesta en español?
Congresista Verónica Escobar (VE): Para mí es un honor… No solamente hablar por el Congreso y para la gente latina, pero dar mi respuesta de aquí, de El Paso,Texas, una comunidad en la frontera, una comunidad segura y una comunidad que ya tenemos 3 años de ser atacados por el presidente, pero es un gran honor.
UN: Cuando anunciaron que usted sería la elegida para dar la respuesta en español, el líder demócrata del Senado, Chuck Schumer, destacó que usted había sido una voz para los latinos, había denunciado los ataques a los más vulnerables por parte de la administración Trump y también había consolado a su ciudad después de los ataques de El Paso. ¿Va a incluir esos ataques en su respuesta al presidente?
VE: Lo que hemos visto del presidente, especialmente el año pasado, fue el uso de palabras que causan división, palabras de racismo, palabras de odio, y esas palabras tienen mucho poder e inspiran a gente que ya tienen odio en su corazón. Y yo pienso, en mi opinión, que esa es la razón por la que tuvimos el ataque el 3 de agosto del año pasado. Pero también porque tenemos un país donde tenemos políticos que tienen miedo de crear leyes para poder controlar la violencia que hemos visto y es importante hablar de la verdad de lo que estamos sufriendo, pero también la oportunidad que tenemos como país.
Para la gente latina es importante usar nuestra voz… No solamente para rechazar el odio, pero usar nuestra voz para avanzar todo lo que es importante para nosotros y podemos usar nuestra voz en modos como este, en hablar con la nación, con nuestro país, sobre nuestras prioridades… Pero también cada persona, en los Estados Unidos, puede usar su voz para que cuenten en el censo y para que cuenten también el día de las elecciones.
UN: Ahora ya han pasado seis meses desde este ataque de agosto. ¿Cómo está la ciudad? ¿Cómo está tratando de recuperarse después de ese ataque tan duro?
VE: Pues quisiera decirle que ya todo está bien y mucho mejor, pero desafortunadamente todavía hay mucho dolor, todavía tenemos familias que tienen las cosas muy difíciles. Esta semana pasada visité a un papá. Su hija ha tenido 10 cirugías, todavía está luchando cada día para poder hacer las cosas que nosotros hacemos muy fácil todos los días… También tienen el trauma. 
Y no solamente las familias que estaban adentro de ese Walmart están teniendo que luchar con el trauma, sino la comunidad completa. Todos nosotros vamos a tener que cuidarnos a largo plazo uno al otro... Nos va a tomar mucho tiempo para poder estar como antes, pero aquí en esta comunidad tenemos mucho amor. Somos una comunidad que estamos determinados a confrontar el odio con el amor, y vamos a seguir así.

Sobre la crisis migratoria

UN: Uno de los asuntos en los que ha sido más vocal durante su primer año del Congreso es en responder a la manera en la que Trump ha gestionado la llegada de familias migrantes, pero en este año ha cambiado muchísimo la situación. La crisis ya no está tanto en la frontera sur de Estados Unidos, sino que se ha pasado al lado mexicano e incluso se están mandando a los solicitantes de asilo a países de Centroamérica. ¿Cómo ve usted la situación desde allá?
VE: Las cosas están peor, y están peor porque el gobierno, como usted dijo, ha movido a la gente.
En vez de aquí, en nuestra frontera, en nuestra comunidad, en nuestro país, donde podemos ver lo que está pasando, la administración ha movido a esta gente a comunidades como Ciudad Juárez o Matamoros, que no tienen los recursos para cuidar a tanta gente. También son comunidades donde hay mucho crimen y tenemos casos y ejemplos de migrantes que han sufrido mucho, que estuvieron secuestrados, atacados. 
Están viviendo con tanto miedo mientras están esperando su caso aquí en los Estados Unidos. Lo que ha hecho esta administración es quebrar las leyes de asilo y quieren hacer eso porque quieren usar crueldad para que ya no vengan los migrantes. Pero los migrantes no van a parar, porque están buscando asilo, necesitan ayuda, pero desafortunadamente es muy difícil para los abogados, pero también para los reporteros, ir a poder reportar lo que está pasando para que el país sepa lo que está haciendo nuestro gobierno. Las cosas están muchísimo peor.

UN: Sin embargo, aunque esté peor, ya no sale todos los días en los medios como sucedía cuando la crisis estaba en la frontera sur de Estados Unidos. Ustedes en el Congreso han presentado un proyecto para que se investigue el programa de los Protocolos de Protección de Migrantes (MPP, por el que se envían a los solicitantes de asilo a México). ¿Qué se puede hacer para que esto se solucione?
VE: Va a ser muy difícil porque hay mucha gente, incluyendo miembros del Congreso, que no saben lo que está pasando en México. El año pasado yo llevé a casi el 20% de los miembros del Congreso a El Paso para que pudieran ver lo que estaba pasando aquí en los Estados Unidos. Es mucho más difícil traerlos a Ciudad Juárez o Matamoros, pero vamos a tener que hacerlo. Mi colega Filemón Vela tuvo un grupo de miembros que fueron a Matamoros hace una semana o 10 días para ver lo que estaba pasando.
Voy a tener que hacer lo mismo en Ciudad Juárez, pero la primera cosa que tenemos que hacer es educar al Congreso y al país para seguir hablando de esto porque cada día de la Casa Blanca vienen escándalos o hay noticias que mueven el enfoque de lo que está pasando aquí en la frontera. Y mueve el enfoque a lo que está pasando en la Casa Blanca, y se le olvida a los americanos, a la gente de nuestro país, lo que está pasando, porque hay tantas noticias malas viniendo de Washington. Pero tenemos que seguir hablando de esto. Ojalá que tengamos el apoyo necesario para poder cortar el programa, porque es un programa inhumano.

Sobre el juicio político 

UN: Y precisamente hablando de noticias que vienen de Washington, ¿qué significa que este discurso del estado de la Unión lo vaya a dar el presidente cuando está todavía en medio de un juicio político que no se ha cerrado?
VE: El presidente siempre va a ser un presidente impeached (enjuiciado), nada va a cambiar eso. La Cámara de Representantes votamos y no solamente los demócratas, sino también un independiente y nosotros sabemos lo que él hizo. Pero el Senado no quiso hacer su trabajo. Es increíble que tenemos senadores diciendo: 'Pues sabemos que lo hizo y es claro que lo hizo, pero no lo vamos a sacar'. Estamos viviendo una tragedia de nuestra democracia. No puedo entender cómo nuestros senadores pueden ignorar lo que está pasando, pero no quisieron tener un juicio realmente porque no querían testigos. Ellos van a terminar todo el miércoles, pero esto no se ha acabado, porque no tuvieron un juicio justo.
UN: Cuando la investigación estaba en la Cámara de Representantes, usted puso como ejemplo a su ciudad de cómo habían atacado a la corrupción a nivel local hace más de una década, pero como usted dice, lo más probable ahora es que este presidente sea absuelto. ¿Qué mensaje cree que le manda a las comunidades donde quizás pueden estar pasando por casos de corrupción?
VE: Nosotros en nuestras comunidades tenemos que seguir la ley porque lo que ha pasado es que tenemos un presidente diciendo que él está por encima de la ley, que él no merece tener que seguir las mismas leyes que nuestros alcaldes, nuestros jueces, nuestros sheriffs, las personas, los líderes en las comunidades donde nosotros vivimos. Y eso no es cierto. Pero lo que tenemos que hacer, en nuestras comunidades, es seguir siendo líderes para poner un ejemplo que ojalá nuestros hijos y la gente, nuestras comunidades, sigan, porque no podemos y no debemos seguir el ejemplo del presidente.
VE: Y ya por último, le quería preguntar ¿cómo ha visto a la que llama su comadre, la congresista a Sylvia García, en el rol de administradora del juicio político?
UN: (Se ríe). Tengo tanto orgullo cada vez que veo a Sylvia, a la representante García en la televisión, es la representante, no solamente de nuestro comité, sino de (las) latinas en este país, de la gente hispana de este país y está haciendo un trabajo maravilloso.

“Trump no es bienvenido”: residentes de El Paso reciben al presidente con protestas (fotos)




Una multitud de manifestantes contra Trump lo espera frente a uno de los hospitales donde están las víctimas del tiroteo en El Paso. El presidente llegó en la tarde del miércoles a esta ciudad de mayoría hispana donde la población ha criticado su retórica sobre una "invasión" de inmigrantes.Crédito: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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