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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2. Victims lie on the ground after an attack on Rue Bichat in Central Paris.
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3. A young woman cries at a vigil held by a local French community in Sydney.
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4. A single rose following multiple terror attacks in the French city of Paris.
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5. Players and officials have a moment of silence for victims during the Newcastle v. Central Coast round 6 A-league match.
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6. Workers wash blood off of the floor outside of Le Carillon bar.
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7. Workers wash blood off the floor outside of Le Carillon bar.
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9. Two friends hug in the wake of multiple terror attacks in Paris.
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10. Residents leave flowers for victims and their loved ones.
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11. At least 127 people were left dead following multiple terror attacks in Paris on Friday.
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12. Residents leave flowers for victims and their loved ones.
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13. Blood from the scene following the Bataclan Theatre attack.
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