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Tue Jul 21, 2015, 09:09 AM

Martin O'Malley: 'Immigration reform not merely something good to do for New Americans'

Latin Post presents "Turnout," a series that features leading politicians, government leaders and advocacy groups discussing and debating the most important issues facing the Latino voting bloc.

July 21, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley sat down for a one-on-one interview with Latin Post Politics Editor Michael Oleaga. O'Malley, former governor of Maryland, answered questions regarding the top four issues impacting the Latino community: Economy, Education, Healthcare and Immigration.

Listen to the "Turnout" Podcast with the Full Unedited Interview with Democratic Presidential Candidate Martin O'Malley: http://s63.podbean.com/pb/f150255173d8c634a8b39d9e8aae8861/55ae37e8/data2/blogs60/681577/uploads/TURNOUT-MartinOMalleyPodcast.mp3 (21 mins.)

Martin O'Malley speaking with Latin Post Politics Editor Michael Oleaga in New York City on July 14, 2015. (Photo: Mia Sampson/Latin Post).

"...part of the genius of our country -- the way we keep wages going up rather than down, the way we create a more robust and innovate economy -- is through a sensible immigration system that allows the best and the brightest and the most highly motivated from all over the world," O'Malley said.

"I believe that immigration reform is actually a national economic imperative, not merely something good to do for the current generation of New Americans but something that's important for our national economy and our national security," he added.

"I hope, and I believe, that we can go further in the years ahead," added O'Malley. "There will be a new Congress up in the same time we're voting for a new president, and I believe we have the ability because of a growing consensus in the United States of America of the imperative of immigration reform -- to actually get more done, and I, as president, once we're passed these legal challenges, I intend to use the full executive authority of the president of the United States to extend DAPA and DACA to more people rather than fewer."

"I felt like we were all doing some good for our country by giving voice to the goodness," said O'Malley, who also stated his attendance and address at the National Council of La Raza's annual conference on July 13, as a highlight.

"As well as talking to young people, because I can see we're going to a much more compassionate, connected and generous place," he said. "Our job, in the here and now, is to make sure we don't take an eight-year detour that would do some serious damage to our country and the American Dream."

read more: http://www.latinpost.com/articles/66945/20150721/martin-omalley-latinos-top-issues-immigration-education-economy-healthcare.htm

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Tue Jul 21, 2015, 11:25 AM

1. K & R. Thanks for posting. n/t

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Tue Jul 21, 2015, 11:37 AM

2. Excellent! People really have to learn about his approach to this

(and other) important issues, and this is a good way to do it.

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