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Leticia Van de Putte addresses Texans in Spanish during Texas Democratic Convention

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Texas Democratic lieutenant governor candidate, Leticia Van de Putte, held a press conference at the 2014 Texas Democratic Convention directed at the Hispanic community.

Van de Putte expressed frustration with Republican’s focus on securing the border in response to the country’s immigration problems.

“Everybody knows we have to have a secure border. But that’s not the only thing,” said Van de Putte in Spanish.

Texas Democrat’s 2014 platform includes support for comprehensive immigration reform with an attainable path to citizenship.

Van De Putte, a ninth generation Texan, whose family roots go back to when Spain colonized in Texas, said that the border has always been present, but the community was not always divided.

As a mother of six, the lieutenant governor candidate said she understands that children are the most important thing and for that reason, she does not recommend Hispanic mothers to bring their children from their native countries into the United States illegally.

Audio: Van de Putte addresses the Hispanic community at the Texas Democratic Convention

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