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such incentives are not aligned to keep this population health the. then i'll get reimbursed for keeping a healthy peers that get reimbursed for business, for procedures and therefore there is no cost containment mechanisms in that regard within the legislation. so yes we need to revisit, go further, how the public option. we should have a human right to house a house, education, dignity and the united dates of america. >> was a native countries that spends more money per year from healthcare services than any other nation in the plan that and yet we don't get off what is worse that sunny weekday. another way of saying that she
just had as we continue to see something and fabulous teleservices and the democratic way. as long as we keep thinking it is okay for somebody to make money out of providing health services, it would be impossible to catch out. 's feedback that we are a capitalist society. >> so are many other countries. canada, france, australia, they are capital nations. when it comes to basic health and human services, to private dirt is not the best delivery mechanism. cossack >> it sounds like you're almost a traitor to the country. >> the fact there is no free
lunch. someone somewhere in the system has to pay for it. and it sounds like you're going to pay for it. the fact that i practiced our response earlier, which is not as easy one for a period now, we operate from the corporate models delete delete handouts, not handouts, first and foremost. that is the latino business in this country. we understand the system needs repairs and we have to be a target back, so we get out. on the other hand, i have been incredibly impact by this law and i agree with the changes. i don't think there's anybody on the panel that will tell you they are abuzz with the affordable care act as it's currently constructed serious as a business owner thomas i do have to point out that it does have a cost and it does have
financial impact. it does have an impact and it is influenced potential hiring decisions. if not, i would just be another. >> stephanie, you're jang, not a big consumer of health care services. what have you only said the obamacare, the affordable care act was children/young details of today's or 26 stammer parents insurance plan, which has had a very impact on people's lives. do you ever think about this issue? part of why ask this is not a merely the future, that you mentioned a third of teenagers right now is only going to grow over time, meaning what we talk about today is the team that's
going to really impact your generation and future generations. is this something that never part of your thinking or your cohorts, do you ever even think? >> i don't know if it is a discussion not necessarily circulate amongst my cohorts. i don't want to say were ignorant, but we are just not as a supplier such as details of the obamacare. it's not that we dismiss that were disregarded. it's just a matter that we don't have the knowledge of it. >> again, i know i'm repeating myself, but this is a conversation that we have a man at an african-american form, asian-american form, union eating anywhere. so since we've all said it at
least once, but i purposely waited until this moment to bring it out. why don't we talk about immigration reform? everyone free. so let me set up a framework and then i'll just open it up to whoever wants to give an opinion or point of view. it seems on the public information available that there may be a deal in the house is a bipartisan group we heard congress gutierrez talk about it in a delicate fashion before that. obviously we know that innovate senators, bipartisan process have not published their plans theoretically, but it will happen this week and the following week.
already we are hearing escape hatches. we hear from various politicians many reasons why this could not happen. i've now heard flavor will no doubt, this is going to florida. i have heard of someone in this on a path to citizenship that is one path to money are one step too far and that is the metaphor -- a bridge too far. thank you. so hot here and i had this conversation earlier as a purely economic matters, we know we touched upon this briefly. that is the fact that democracy unless we are willing to consciously decide to become the democratic equivalent of russia, which will have an affect on
germany, italy, spain, japan. part of the japanese economic malaise is they don't have enough young people and they are not a country that has ever been able for whatever reason to assimilate immigrants in a successful way. germany is a classic example of what not to do in the 1980s. surrender from the imported turkish workers, but did not integrate an, creating a constant source of tension and social division. so if you're writing these bills, tabet has given me the power to remake kings and queens of the next hours. you don't have to do a congress. everyone cheer at this point. unless a singular benevolent king or queen, what would you do with? what is the formula?
i think it's critical that we remember they are families some little kid and grandmothers and real people behind what we talk about. but let's take a cool view of the something or in the next hundred years, how do we maintain our relative power, economic, social, cultural, military of course. what is the rate mechanism arrests are not only integrate the 11 million people here, but almost as important, how do we maintain the inflow of immigrants at the rate case in the right way so we can construct a stronger america? i'm sure there's many cases the queen here. >> when they first of all say that i'll fly to left this for
last because in many ways, a lot of the topics we have covered the perfect background for this congress nation. one of the reasons that immigration policy is such an incredibly difficult subject matter and public policy in the last is because that is not really just about immigration. we talk about everything else we talked about earlier. it's the very identity of the nation. immigration is absolutely at the center of how this nation looks 100 years from now. this is not at all how many people we let in. tsutsumi are in the end. you mentioned earlier the very different conflict in the next hundred years or i would even argue regarded as part of the next hundred years, over the next 30 years.
to me it is ironic that comes to the capital, the minister, we already have a single village. but when it comes to migration, we still resist the idea that we be able to move freely. nothing is more than a good chunk of americans. but the reality is semiconscious s., only think about the fact that everybody in this room here is wearing something that was not manufactured in the u.s. probably all of you. on immigration, before leaving talk about how the solution should look like regardless to how the congress make out, it is important to remember to impart factors that are part of our reality and speaker of the fact when it comes to some issues,
democrats and republicans are not that different. first of all, 1300 people per day are being deported. just remember, 92 times are latino, mexicano by and large. 33,000 people are kept in a detention center every night in our country. frankly, this need not be a huge cost in mostly latino families in our and our nation is unbelievable. the number of people in child welfare services, you know, it's really heartbreaking. again if we have a little more cautious in the fact we need to fix this. now -- >> why is it our responsibility
to my site not the responsibility of the government of mexico to fix the economy? >> first of all, we have played a major role in guiding people to come to the u.s. the funny thing is part of the u.s. foreign policy is to promote the united states of america is the one place is the image we project worldwide. we tell people all the time too everybody else. the problem with our allies if people have been coming some of them. we sought to change our laws to accommodate reality. do you think anybody will that in this country in that condition because that's what they wish to be? not at all. it is not so much the
responsibility of mexico. just remember a lot of the policies in effect in this country have been defined in this various av, so a lot of the free kick model we have applied to countries that go was made in the u.s. day. so let's take responsibility. looking at this issue, the notion we can change immigration law by getting much more of these for, so-called highly specialized at the expense of community would be a tragedy, especially for latino communities. i don't want to sacrifice a single community. we are social animals. we function a lot better in the context of her families. i am so saddened when i hear
these so-called systems from family divisions. i also believe we understand decoration does not happen or does not begin when people enter the united states. migration begins in people make a decision to leave their country to take more responsibility that the people in the right direction, some of the countries in south america, brazil, recently was a major exporter of workers. it's pretty well. we should be reinforcing more opportunities back home so fewer people have to emigrate. >> on the back, but i want to ask again because of your unique heritage.
your family subject to two different immigration laws. cubans because of the cuban readjustment act can come here undocumented and some center government benefits. should they choose to come here without a visa. my point of view and i said this on my show many times as the cuban readjustment act should be as model to implement the u.s., not because it represents an attack on communism, but the recognition it is immoral to allow people to live in misery and cuba under a regime that jails or keeps people in poverty. how different is that moral
decision being taken for cubans to the reality cannot go back to mexico, which is they are not communists, and that the sense a small group of people control the vast wealth controlling patronage in the media. if you're a newspaper in mexico, from a moral standpoint, an oppressed person living in squalor in mexico city, what is the difference for the moral standpoint between one of those beautiful collapsing buildings in atlanta? >> it's one of those really complicated issues constantly debated. there's people in the american community would say we should re-examine the act they go back and forth very easily, sorry
political exile for 13 years because he didn't want to be a communist and was tortured and we were not allowed to go back to cuba. because these people cannot go back home and will be politically persecuted, we will find them a home we might have to readjust that. some cubans go back 16, 17 times a year. are you really a political refugee. what happens in mexico is a horrible situation. i have to admit that i constantly worry what is going on there, what is going to happen to them, what's the situation? that's why i'm such a component of passing a comprehensive
immigration reform. we can't allow and it's been happening for way too long. at the end of the day people want to come to america for a better life. they have to face so we have now, and a unique opportunity we have bipartisan support to pass something and i'm very optimistic we will have something finally we can move forward and provide some solution to this situation. >> i'm going to resist asking you in a collection related question. we'll talk later. domingo, by the way, you're the first domingo i know of. >> what i would do if it's time to pass immediately to no
thought of their own and have a pathway to citizenship within three to five years because they've are at. paquette, we need to pass the reform bill in the sky to a 10, 13 years to become a u.s. citizen here that's never been done before. i think it's kind of christian we treat them like everybody else. you have no criminal record to pay your taxes. you become a u.s. citizen. [applause] finally, now that was supposed to fix a lot of issues. we allow for free trade is, but not labor. that is a serious defect and
will fix this issue regarding labor in the united states and canada in a three-way process and in europe on the european union, if we have an time passport come you can go work in spain or germany. here, a mexican passport doesn't get you to the united states to work. that's one of the things for me to look at. >> yesterday taught us and i were on the sean hannity show and his point of view was why should we reward those people that broke the law and violates the sovereignty of the united states. why is that argument not correct? >> the american businesses invited them to break the law. we invite you to put food on our tables and cleaner toilets in our yard spirit [applause] and the nannies for children. when we did that come over complexes in a civil violation of entering the country without
a visa and therefore let them be american citizens. >> i wanted to ask you that because i agree with what everyone has said. is another aspect of you just gave me the perfect opening. it has to do with the foreign policy we have for so long acted on, which is the sense that the enemy of my enemy is my son. i was born in all father daughter and as a person born in all saw the door, i became a citizen in the united states because of u.s. policy and u.s. involvement in support of atrocities that were happening in all saw the door because corporations -- american corporations are operating in all saw the door and committing a great deal of abuses.
the united states policy at the time was trying to stave off communism and therefore were going to support whatever the government of el salvador at that time was. so they get involved in various places around the world. we get involved militarily and not process families caught in the middle such as my family to migrate. we are not part of that conflict. we do not want to have my siblings and myself being at risk of losing our lives, so she went and brought us to the united states. the reason people migrate our multiple and varied and a lot of the time i don't policies in the united states have a lot to do whether it's an economic policy or security, national security
policy are met with other economic interests abroad. were always out there, costing data from the road that has repercussions in terms of migration into the united states. the second piece i want to make as we continue the discussion about immigration reform is physically kill conversation about paying taxes, paying a penalty for violating her crossing the border and documented and also some other financial concerns. the application process is a fee-based process. as a person who works in the financial industry and oscar what is happening, that is going to open up doors for a great deal of potential abuse and fraud to be perpetrated on people who are going to step out of the shadows where equalization process. i want to do two things. i want to make sure the community at large is aware of
this will be happening so they can be vigilant. i also want to call upon financial and to shun to develop the means by which families where you have multiple applications for whom paid a penalty fee and not location process in back taxes could be cost prohibitive. financial duchenne are going to provide financial tools responsible for emigrants to be able to integrate into our american society. >> i want to go to javier, but as a pure business standpoint, you are looking your business and i'm sure you have a one-year plan, five-year plan, tenure vision, whatever it is, however you run this business and then you have a thought or decision.
he knows when i'm in the country. utah to your peers. what is the most immigration reform for the growing -- as a mechanism to grow the american economy. >> we began to have this discussion earlier. let me start by saying immigration has a moral imperative we have to address. two thirds families, human beings. in and of itself, that is why should have comprehensive immigration reform. case that aside. business perspective, economic or, as a business owner when i hired him that he, i look to hire somebody who's qualified and wants to work hard. this country is based on a defense of aspiration and seeking success. that is why immigrants come here. why would you not want that?
my body not want that in the workforce of the employees i am working for? per diem for us, we look at comprehensive immigration reform as an economic and carried it that is the bedrock of what's going to make this economic system competitive going earlier. why do you want to have the system proposed by some dirt cheap second-class citizens? that i could then not trained, not engage in this economic structure to the fullest extent of them being able to come out this entire country. i said before, we need more immigrants in order to support the graying of america. but let's start with those that are here right now. [applause] this is the base upon which you can build from an economic system. in addition, i fundamentally
believe it doesn't take an immigration policy that has both high-tech and for lack of a better word, low-tech immigrants. that is what makes the economic system digress. when i don't want to take out steve investments, venture capitalists. there are folks that have to work in our hospitals, folks that work in our supermarkets, drive our cars come and take care our children, teach them and nurture him. why would i not want an immigration system the hopes that economic model? feedback and not really asian is what allows for the emergence, for example, in illinois last week, the illinois business immigration coalition, a group
of illinois largest employers, international players, multinational corporations here to come out and say there ought to be comprehensive immigration reform and as congress works on figuring out what immigration reform of the, that it ought to include both highest guild and most skilled workers in that regard. some recognition that low skilled workers are also essential to the well-being of the country and that is very significant. that could happen six years ago. >> when you think about immigration reform, not sure if it impacts your family or not, regardless whether it impacts you directly, how do you see, let's say this reform is forward, what would be cared in the sticks you think sure you're
taken many american history classes under the fabric of our country and how it became the number one country in the world. so taken that knowledge and extrapolating into the future and what javier has said as well,. what are the three days or four or however many you want to share vicious not necessarily meet obvious human component, that half years business need another user needs to grow salaries and our workforce? >> that is difficult. three or four key components? >> or one. let me put it in reverse. actually, let me share my point of view and tell me if you think
this is right or not. i'm really afraid one of the compromises that will be made will be no past elevation in some distorted version silly and that is a germany like system for their service center success access a live and it's not working now and you can put it the toothpaste back into the two. i think it's deeply un-american, the premise that she can come to this country, to be a good person and work. the standard has always been a length of time, good behavior, a good person, then you can earn an associate, whatever that means in that context. if we move to the situation where there is us, citizenry and the goal of travel and work but they can't decide on
representatives. or go back to the revolution. taxation without representation. they will be taxed but have no power to choose their representatives that decided. do you think i would acceptable to have that rule system of citizens and whatever that would be quite >> no. >> why i >> because we are all inhabited in this country, whether the legal status stands way our guys. they are the key component of our society in general. if they can travel into bobby's been to be grounds for legalization. >> because they enter the country legally. even though it is an infraction kind of time. why is it our problem.ask, why is the country is unable to produce sufficient jobs? why do they care? is not our problem.
>> they contribute to society's richest review. hot pack >> here. your majesty. >> i think we have the opportunities to incorporate into immigration reform assessed value of our nation, both historically and bipartisan ways talk about all the times. when travis into these immigrants and men in women, our children and that then we call them illegal. this trust in them are elderly, are sick; an alien. when we need them, they're the goals. when they need us, they are illegal. we reward employers to use them
with bailouts. it's all topsy-turvy right now. it makes no sense and everyone for the first time in this nation agrees. everyone. there's the business, badges and vital coalition. there is the labor movement coalition because we are a coalition and for the first time , we are very much on the same page about what is needed and immigration reform. evangelicals, you can go on and on. the first time we agree it is so broken that it is not serving, in fact it is hurting every aspect of society in this country. so we have an opportunity to make a major change. i heard earlier people say we're not going to get it out once.
okay, but fundamentally we should. we should design a system and improve the system that will deal with 11 million people coming out of the shadow and having the same rights as evert won to speak up, to work, to expect a decent standard and decent wage for their hard work. they should be able to speak out politically. that means, they should have a path to citizenship. they should be able to -- s.b. 11 is now here. they go to church with us, work with us, so with us. their neighbors, completely integrated. they're not segregated. the completely integrated except for a piece of paper tickets that might everybody else has. hot not we also look to the future and we do not want
families to be separated. we want families to stay together. that's the value of this nation. if that previous generations of immigrants came. every generation of immigrant except the chinese and the latina were allowed to bring their families and was never seen us about them. family unification should be part of parcel of our system. we should look to our future. but as the future needs of this country? it's okay. it's okay to talk about what our economy needs, hardly prosper, how to make sure our economy grows? and to include that at the same time we meet the economy needs to grow and prosper, were also going to sustain a good standard of living. it shouldn't be one or the other. so we have adopted in the
national afl-cio, a position that says we protect workers and the nation by the way, the 11 elion are part of the people here and now. when you do good standard of living for a time and we want people to come in the future without risking their lives. come into this country, establish themselves and have protection as they go through the process and not have to cross the border and risk their lives, but have an open, transparent system that says except as many as we can and when the economy is not so great, will have the effect out of it. i think we could live up to our best value and who does such a way that looks to the future of this country. our needs and also acknowledges the hard work young people and
what we believe in and not commit mistakes of the past. it's not like immigrants are they cheap force. we do not want to guestworker programs that will deprive them of their rights as human beings. i think we could do that. in my conversations and what i understand it's going on, the fundamentals are they are and we cannot fight extremists anyway tear that apart as we have the makings right now. it's a story. i want to end by saying we have those that we've been working on this for 15 years. everything we have, all this energy around immigration reform didn't happen overnight. we've been organizing and organizing out there. [speaking in spanish]
everything has been built to get to this moment were not going to let it slip away. [applause] >> i know you're in favor of immigration reform. it's not policy related. if more in terms of just a reality that whether the democrats who don't want immigration reform have been basically told to shut up so we don't hear from them or they don't access, but we have heard from different elements of the republican party. not john mccain, not lindsey graham, not just bush. there's a lot of republican leaders who agree with most of what is said here. but we also know i had been other people who've advocated
other harsh measures in the coining of the term, which many people have found to be offensive, which is illegal. why do you think that happen quite i know why it doesn't happen in the democratic party because it's not in their interest because of the coalition they are trying to build, but it gets the same logic for republicans because at the end of the day to build a majority to 55 million latinos is a pretty good chunk, the result of maturity. i do think there is that narrative or rhetoric and the republican party claims i should mention after the congressman -- i forget his name, the guy from alaska with john on the put out a statement is completely unacceptable, rejecting a ending
favorite of mine, that came pretty close. i thought fairly strong reduction at that point of view. prior to that is fairly accepted at least in the media, to have this harsh rhetoric. you had the hardest job i thought of last year and obviously i know what you think and what you feel. how does that happen in the party of lincoln? >> i reject the premise that that's the republican party. what happened recently with representative jan is for the republican party that there's no room for that kind of language and the leaders of the party from speaker bother to the chairs of the republican party were quick to say it. when you look at the republican party is and everyone started talking about 2016. who might be the new presidential candidates?
marco rubio, ran paul, paul ryan, all people that support immigration reform. the media does a great job of fighting crazy, outlandish thing that people say. not representative of the party as a whole. >> that romney said about his grass cutting company is hurting profits i told him i can't have illegals here. >> but those are not one party or the other. what the name of the immigration debate in both parties use this as a wedge issue. people on both sides have you been sent to language ever tried to the dollar. so many islamists and i said this this person said that. we have to focus on a community on what is acceptable and what we need to move forward. over trying to do now is talk
about donald immigration reform, but all the issues that impact the community in a positive manner. as for the energy has to be, to engage for hispanic, get more involved in the political process and have a positive outcome. i sat in the past stays in the past. >> or not. clap back i don't want to spend too much time on this, but the nominee for the republican party used those terms, the platform of the republican party, the immigration part was written by chris cho bosch, associated -- he claims he wrote it and he was doing the authority to write that. >> the republican party does not have that word. >> he wrote it. >> luscious day -- let me ask a
question. i'm really fascinated by the spirit of healing and. it's not just because of the politics thing. when i heard mr. romney say that, i thought he lost the election at that moment. what did you think when he said that what >> immigration is safe and that is issued. >> answer the question. you must've felt something inside of you. i felt something that had nothing to do with politics. it was like to be just a click he wants to be our president. he must've had some emotional reaction. >> clearly those are the choice of words i would have paid. but wyatt he was trying to do -- i don't know what he was trying to do. you're putting me in a situation that this is the reality.
i'm focused on the future. my job is talking to candidates, talking to people and what we can do to move forward. what people learned this last election is the hispanic community in each election is becoming stronger, more engaged. not going to let people say one thing one language in another language. they went straight up authentic candidates to talk eloquently about the issues and i spoke were moving forward. it's great to talk about the past, though we are hispanic community and not so we need to focus on. >> this is not an axiom will the past, but this week there was an issue about cesar chavez.
it continues to be partisan domain on issues important to the latino community. i think this is especially important for the republican party. but i do think the democratic party needs to pay attention and not take for granted the latino community. but there's no doubt the republican party continues to represent policies and positions that are strongly a gun the latino community. nobody has the party has come not against the issue that happen in arizona and they continue to be issues today. the republican party has not changed its position and then opposed to those kinds of practices in arizona. so i did as the latino community
when he tenneco substance and not just here and there, somebody who went cowboy -- we need to be looking at substance on health care in the affordable care act and has to be change and string and it is supported by the overwhelming majority of the tenets. the republican party continues to go to repair that. i think we want substance from both parties. there is no doubt the republican party and substance has not changed yet with regards to the issue latinas care about. >> there's two very concrete things. >> we're almost out of time. i want to give everyone an opportunity for some finishing dots and a chance to respond if you want to. if you don't have to. you can say whatever you want in
any other topic. if you could briefly. >> i think there's two things that need to change because if we doubt they will come back to haunt us. one is the premise established in 1965 as to how to allocate families altogether. for as long as the premise remains in place, with we will continue to deal with the potential of more people wanting to come illegally because that would be the only way to be together but their family. the second thing crucial for us to understand is we must demand the 1996 immigration law be reversed. most of the policies causing incredible harm to the undocumented population that the immigrants in the u.s. is the direct result of the highly punitive of the prospective nature of the 1996 law.
sadly, nobody is talking about the ability to keep keep it in mind. >> why don't we do this. first of all, what jamaican editorial comment. i'm a worker way here. as a libertarian, i hope you're the future of the republican party. i think it is important to know the past so we don't repeat it, but i am with you. we need to look forward and take people at face value if they want to move forward, let's get together because that's going to make it happen. but it should give us a 30 to 62nd wrapup of your thoughts today. >> i want to go back to it is critically important not just for latinos whose the largest ethnic minority in this country, second-largest population. we have imminent future of the
nation. fixing the economy is in part not just for us and noticeably represent ethnically, but also for the nation at large. in that regard for me, i want to go back to the issue of housing. we represent a significant component of our economic recovery and there's way too many families, millions and millions of families, the majority who are white. we are overly represented. the tenets of not americas are overrepresented. we need to fix it and provide means by which families facing the risk of foreclosure could have solution to the situation whether through principal reduction modification or three short sales in the next that allows them a safe landing in their own lives.
but mostly to make sure their samples for service providers 22 of them in it the potential for fraud and abuse in the market. that is the business. >> i just want to thank everybody at the university for having us today. the reality is latinas want to be americans. they want the american dream. we look at the statue of liberty. we believe whatnots as these truths are self-evident that all men and women are created equal. although sateen us, whether they got here like my great-grandfather in 1912 or just came last year, they'll search for the american dream. what talk about education and the economy and health care immigration, those are american values, christian values in america will be stronger and better when they let latinas have a seat at the table
equally. hot back >> i want to thank you and four tavis smiley for putting this together with antonio gonzales. and the sister moment a potential immigration reform, i want to ask everyone to get involved in do something. it is not enough -- i'm sorry, we need to stop deportation with a good immigration reform. i want to ask everyone to get involved. there's so many ways to visit your member comments, call them on the phone, write letters, go to town halls. to the marches. may day. it isn't though because that is what makes the difference and that is why we are here today. i believe in democracy. i love this country.
my parents came from mexico and work their lives in the field. we believe in this country in a democracy, but that means exercise that. exerciser by any of freedom and we're going to rebuild the middle class in this country and alongside of us will be latino workers. [applause] >> gratitude to you and organizers of the event. at the rate timed event. i just hope as we go forward over the next 100 years that we are the most important section of u.s. society to be creative and to be innovative and cyrus had to we from our own perspective strengthen democracy? democracy is not just voting for that matter. it's getting really organized. the groups that tend to be most
influential or those who are best organized. we need to rise to the challenge, otherwise our numbers will be just that, numbers. [applause] >> thank you again for having us. this is a great forum. the most important thing is to have people discuss issues. the most interesting, exciting thing is more and more hispanics are more educated on how public policy at a modest impact their lives. we're a young demographic. the average age is 27 years old and it's important to get more and more involved. my parents are americans by choice and i'm an american a chance. i think god for that incredible gift they gave me to be born in this country. i fight every day for the america i believe in to get more hispanics and all americans involved in the political process and i hope this opens more discussion to get our people involved and create a
better country. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. i went to thank you in tavis smiley and antonio gonzales for making this possible. to the american people, i would simply like to say the latino thread that wants to be weaved as part of the larger democracy and the fabric we now is america and we are looking forward to the future, what is going to look like is an expression rooted in injustice, rooted in hard work, rooted in family. values that i think all of america can relate to. our motivations or simply to create a place or remove their children, where we enjoyed our grandchildren, where we live in harmony with everyone that is
american. we simply want the opportunity. we contribute. we want to contribute. we are used about contributing. the deportations taking place at the greatest her art community collectively hurts. we have allies. we have people who sympathize. that is what we want alleviated. we continue to work for an immigration policy, but also a foreign policy that looks at our neighbors in the hemisphere and takes back to the new realities. opportunities are being missed. in the 60s and 70s has no forward. the latino community wants to be a part of the future, is excited about it. i especially challenge our young people to get activated to become out of date too engaged policymakers, older generation are doing it.
we need to young people to help us address the urban crisis we are experiencing about this country, but i would want to do is to contribute. [applause] >> i want to thank you again. i want to thank my good friend, antonio gonzales. this conversation is historic because it doesn't just encompass the discussion about immigration. you know, what i was hurt here today as we discussed the issue of economic parents of this community. this is the economic engine of this country and the faster the rest of the country embraces the concept, the greater we will all be for it. you know, i am incredibly proud to be an immigrant. i am incredibly proud to be latino and i am incredibly proud to be american.
[applause] >> as the latino we are growing in our country and i just want to say, invest in nice, fight for us. thank you. [applause] >> i want to just conclude by sharing a very brief personal story. in 1975 in uruguay where i was born, we had a coup. we had an economic collapse. a few of my own polls were taken away by the military and tortured in my parents decided it would be a good time to have a divorce at that time. my mom in desperation -- i'm an only child. she did something i was so brave and so courageous, there's so
much like every other immigrant that has to leave their country for one reason or another. and like you, i am so, so thankful that she chose this great country that i've had the opportunity to thrive and to be educated into her care and maybe to make a small contribution. so i want to thank all of you. you've been just a terrific, terrific in all. really a luxury to have people like you. wish i could have people like you on my show every day. [inaudible] >> my producer will call you. i also want to thank trent three and a tavis smiley, who had the vision to create this event and create this event with such depth of content and really to try and sign letters sometimes very small concepts about the teen is want are thinking about
and make it into a broader conversation about american issues, not latino issues per se. so thank you to all of you for participating. we appreciate you came here on saturday. we appreciate your time and you will be able to see this program in the first panel, moderated next week and the following week on pbs and c-span adobe of the two missing two of them public radio. so thank you again. i am fernando espuelas and goodnight. [applause]
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