A top diversity adviser to Donald Trump tells Newsmax TV that Latinos in the United States want the kind of tough immigration laws the Republican presidential candidate has been proposing in his quest for the White House.
"Obviously as myself a Latino, first one in my family born here in the United States, I could say that yes, many people think that Latinos are for open borders," Juan Pablo Andrade, executive adviser for the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, said Monday to J.D. Hayworth on "America Talks Live."
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"But in my opinion, and in my many years of working in both government and politics, I feel that many Latinos want not necessarily closed borders, but ... stronger immigration laws because those Latinos who come here legally want to work.
"Their jobs are also getting taken by Latinos that happen to be coming here illegally. So they want to be able to have the same opportunities coming here on a legal basis. The same opportunities as an American born here in the states."
Andrade, who is also a member of the Latino National Republican Coalition, said immigration in the United States remains a "huge problem," particularly with President Barack Obama's "unconstitutional refugee program" in place.
"We need to have a stronger vetting system especially for letting in all these refugees," Andrade told Hayworth.
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