Univision: 'Is it proper' for Hispanics to attend WH Hispanic Heritage Month party?


ENRIQUE ACEVEDO: Well, starting September 15th, the country celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, and today the White House hosted several personalities from (within) the Hispanic community in order to commemorate this moment within the country. Let’s go live to Janet Rodríguez, who has all that information from Washington, D.C. Over to you, Janet. Good evening. 


JANET RODRÍGUEZ: Good evening. Well, there are 400 guests here at the White House, which is spotlighting Hispanic Heritage Month today, and the president is emphasizing his efforts to improve the economy: especially the Latino unemployment rate, which he addresses before this group, but he does this one day after also inviting sheriffs from around the country here, to the White House, in order to meet with him and talk about how to put an end to sanctuary cities, (as well as) other anti-immigrant policies, which is why we asked some of today’s guests whether it is proper to celebrate with a White House that continues to target immigrants and undocumented immigration.


HECTOR BARRETO, THE LATINO COALITION: Look. This administration and this president are not the only ones to have had a hard time arriving at a solution to our immigration system. And so we’re looking at some very interesting polling, where in some cases, support for this administration is increasing within the Hispanic community. 


RODRÍGUEZ: The focus today has been on the economy, not necessarily on immigration and guests tell us that if the White House invites you to an event like this, in over to spotlight Hispanic Heritage and Hispanic values here in the United States, then you have to show up. Back to you.


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