Luis Gutierrez: Hillary Stands With Latino Community and I Stand with Hillary.

Univision reports article written by Congressman Luis Gutiérrez, Representative (D-IL 4th District):

In my nearly 30 years of public service, I have seen many pay lip service to the Latino community, especially around election time. Only a loyal few have stood by us through thick and thin and advocated for the issues most important to Hispanic families.

Hillary Clinton is the only candidate for President with a long-standing record of fighting for our community, dating back to her efforts to register Latino voters in South Texas in 1972. As first lady, she held the first ever White House Convening on Hispanic Children and Youth, and played a key role in creating the Children’s Health Care Program (CHIP), which with Medicaid has benefitted millions of Latino children.

Since then she has fought to provide Latino families with access to health care, quality education and better pay; protect DREAMers; and pass comprehensive immigration reform to keep families together. She stood with our community when her vote mattered. No candidate will fight harder on behalf of Latinos than Hillary. And no one will be able to accomplish as much.

Hillary is acutely aware of the cost of inaction on immigration, for immigrants, their families, and for society at large. Earlier this year she met with Las Vegas DREAMers who shared their experiences living in fear that they or their parents would be deported.

Hillary assured them that she would not only defend President Obama’s executive actions for DREAMers but go further to make deferred action possible for their parents as well.