Statement on President Obama’s Immigration Speech

May 10, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC–The Hispanic Leadership Fund issued the following statement from its President Mario H. Lopez regarding President Obama’s immigration speech in El Paso today:

“From the time President Obama was in the US Senate–when he supported poison pill amendments designed to kill immigration reform efforts–we have seen that President Obama is only a friend to Latinos when he is in campaign mode.  But President Obama’s rhetoric cannot compare to his lack of action, his lack of a plan, and his hypocrisy in targeting families with US citizens resulting in more households being torn apart—despite what he promised during his first presidential campaign. More