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#DemsInPhilly Put Immigration Front-and-Center on Convention's First Day

Rafael Bernal and Jesse Byrnes - The Hill
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July 26, 2016

Supercut: DNC Day 1 in 3 Minutes (Bloomberg Politics)

Democrats focused on immigration on the first day of their convention, giving speaking slots to a DREAMer, a daughter of undocumented immigrants and Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), a staunch pro-immigrant activist.

Karla Ortiz, an 11-year-old whose parents are undocumented immigrants living in Las Vegas, said Hillary Clinton asked her to stop worrying because she "would do the worrying for us."

Ortiz, who is featured in a Clinton campaign ad (below), said she is "scared that at any moment my mom and my dad will be forced to leave."

Clinton, who is expected to accept the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, has made immigration reform a keystone of her campaign, promising to present a bill to Congress in the first 100 days of her presidency.

Republican nominee Donald Trump has been at loggerheads with Hispanics since the first day of his campaign, when he called Mexican immigrants "rapists" who "bring crime" to the country.

Trump has continued to clash with Latinos throughout his campaign, most notably when he argued Indiana-born federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel could not objectively oversee a fraud lawsuit against Trump University because "he's Mexican." Curiel's parents are Mexican immigrants.

Democrats expect to capitalize on Trump's bad numbers among Latino voters, a bloc crucial in swing states such as Colorado, Florida and Nevada. While the Democratic platform included the party's most liberal stance on immigration to date, some Latinos expressed dismay that Clinton did not pick a Latino as her running mate.

Clinton's presumptive running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), is fluent in Spanish and was a missionary in Honduras, earning him some popularity among Hispanic voters.

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