President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi were “traitors” to Hispanics in the U.S. for dithering on immigration when Democrats controlled the presidency and both chambers of Congress, a Cuban-American television journalist now seeking a U.S. House seat said Thursday.
She 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.
Salazar said Obama used his political capital to work on other efforts like ObamaCare despite the "magnificant opportunity" to address the immigration reform issue once and for all.
Marc A. Thiessen wrote in the Washington Post that, “If Obama really wanted to pass either the Dream Act or comprehensive immigration reform, Republicans were powerless to stop him.
Salazar also pointed to the 1996 law President Clinton signed — called the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act — that she said gave the “legal framework” for President Trump to separate families at the U.S.-Mexico border.