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Wednesday, July 09, 2003


Dean en español

posted by G at Wednesday, July 09, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Dean has the lead quote in a California Spanish language paper story on candidate appearances at the convention of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials:
"Necesitamos cambiar nuestras leyes de inmigración para que la gente que trabaja tan duro, paga sus impuestos y no tiene un record criminal tenga un paso rápido a la ciudadanía," dijo Howard Dean, el anterior gobernador de Vermont. "Lo más importante, necesitamos trabajos y oportunidad una vez más, y eso solo vendrá con un nuevo presidente."

Dean y los otros hablaron en la convención de la Asociación Nacional de Funcionarios Latinos Electos, la cual representa a los constituyentes que han sido confiablemente democráticos en elecciones pasadas.
The article suggests that Dean gave his speech in Spanish. My translation of the quotation:
We need to change our immigration laws so that the people who work hard, pay their taxes, and don't have criminal records have a fast track to citizenship. The most important thing is we need jobs and opportunity again, and that will only come with a new president."


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