As part of a final effort to win over Latino voters before the Nevada caucuses, Hillary Clinton#8217s campaign is releasing a moving new ad on Thursday in the state that shows the former Secretary of State comforting a girl afraid of being deported.
The one-minute ad simply shows an exchange between Clinton and a girl, who an aide said is 10-years-old, at an event in Las Vegas last Sunday.
#8220My parents, they have a letter of deportation,#8221 the girl in the audience tells Clinton. #8220I#8217m scared that they#8217re going to be deported.#8221
The girl begins to cry and Clinton calls her over and hugs her. #8220I#8217m going to do everything I can so you don#8217t have to be scared,#8221 Clinton says. #8220Let me do the worrying. I#8217ll do all the worrying.#8221The Brief Newsletter Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now. View Sample Sign Up Now
Clinton early on in her campaign made immigration a central platform, outlining a plan that created a pathway to citizenship for immigrants, would end family detention centers and expand on President Obama#8217s executive actions protecting undocumented immigrants from deportation. She has committed the plan to action in her first 100 days in office.
The former Secretary of State and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders are both making an intense effort to appeal to Latinos in Nevada and across the primary states.
In the Democratic debate last week, Clinton criticized Sanders for voting against 2007 immigration reform legislation. Sanders justified his vote by saying he opposed an expansive guest worker program that the Southern Poverty Law Center said was #8220akin to slavery.#8221 The bill was also opposed by the AFL-CIO.
A CNN poll released Wednesday showed Clinton and Sanders nearly even in Nevada, 48-47 with the Vermont senator slightly behind.
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