Hillary Hires Ex-Illegal As Latino Outreach Director

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Rachel Stoltzfoos Staff Reporter
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has hired a former illegal immigrant to head Latino outreach for her campaign.

Lorella Praeli resided in the U.S. illegally for 13 years before obtaining a green card, reported NBC News. Clinton has hired her as her main point person with Latinos and a press contact for Latino issues, including immigration.

Praeli came to the U.S. illegally with her family at age 10, graduated summa cum laude from Quinnipiac University and obtained a green card in 2012. Her mother is still here illegally, but her younger sister was exempted from deportation and granted a renewable work permit by executive order from President Obama.

She is now the Advocacy and Policy Director for United We Dream, the largest youth-led organization in the country lobbying Obama and Congress on behalf of illegal immigrants.

“Bringing Lorella into our campaign is the next step in making sure families aren’t living in fear of deportation, all students have the chance to go to college, and that any comprehensive immigration reform ensures full and equal citizenship,” Hillary’s National Political Director Amanda Renteria said in a statement to NBC.

Clinton favors a path to citizenship for everyone residing in the U.S., and has said she would expand Obama’s executive order granting exemption from deportations to the parents of so-called DREAMers. (RELATED: Hillary Goes Aggressive On Immigration)

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