Latino groups across the country are furious with President Obama over his administration’s record amount of deportations in his first term in office.
Close to 400,000 Latinos have been deported under Obama’s watch.
At a gathering in New York on Monday, a Latino senior policy adviser for the Obama administration went on the defensive.
“It’s not fun to enforce immigration laws,” Felicia Escobar, a senior policy adviser on President Obama’s domestic policy council, said at New York’s Hispanic Community Action Summit.
Escobar told the local Latino leaders who gathered at Baruch College in Manhattan that Obama wants immigration reform, but is obligated to enforce current laws.
“We all think that the laws should be changed, and the system is broken,” she said at the event, the third such forum the White House has hosted nationwide.
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