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Wed May 20, 2015, 12:38 PM

Clinton campaign hires former DREAMer as head of Latino outreach

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has hired a prominent immigration activist -- a former "DREAMer" who was, for a time, a sharp critic of President Obama's immigration policy -- to serve as the team's national director of Latino outreach.

Lorella Praeli joins the Clinton campaign from United We Dream, an immigration advocacy organization with a broad national network, where she served as the director of policy and advocacy. Praeli, who came to the United States with her family from Peru at the age of 10, was among President Obama's most vocal critics on immigration before he took executive action on the issue in November.

Earlier this month, Clinton voiced her support for an immigration reform package that would ensure undocumented immigrants could one day gain full citizenship. She also indicated that she would go even further than the president did if Congress fails to act on the issue, notably putting her to the left of many within her party.



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