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At Gala Dinner, Pena Nieto Thanks American Jews for Pro-Immigration Stand

Jewish Journal
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November 11, 2015
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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks at a gala dinner at Mexico City's Centro Deportivo Israelita. (Jon Schweitzer)

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto praised the Jewish community of the United States for supporting the rights of Hispanic immigrants.

“You have raised the banner of this cause,” he said.

The president addressed 150 Jews from North and South America at a gala dinner at Mexico City's Centro Deportivo Israelita. The event marked the culmination of a three-day conference hosted by the American Jewish Committee to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs.

Guests in sharp evening attire stood as the handsome, young president entered along with three top-level cabinet members.

...In his extended remarks, Pena Nieto did not mention Israel. He did stress the Mexican-Jewish contribution to the country’s development, then returned to the plight of the Mexican-American community.

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