Statement from Lorella Praeli on Jeb Bush’s ‘Anchor Babies’ Comment

NEW YORK—(ENEWSPF)—August 20, 2015. In response to Jeb Bush doubling down on his hateful rhetoric regarding the U.S. born children of immigrants, Hillary For America Latino Outreach Director, Lorella Praeli, released the following statement:

“During a press conference today, Jeb Bush tried to outdo Donald Trump and other Republican presidential candidates by doubling down on the hateful term ‘anchor baby’ when referring to the U.S. born children of immigrants.

“It’s a disgrace to see these candidates attack a group of American citizens who not only have the same rights as everybody else in this country but also represent the very values this country was built on.

 If Republicans continue to wonder how to label these children, Hillary has already made it clear to them: They are not ‘anchor babies.’ They are babies. They are our neighbors. They are our families. They are part of our communities. They are American citizens. Period.”