National Council of La Raza Blasts Obama As "Deporter-in-Chief"

Janet Murguia during the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards
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In a stark reversal of its diplomatic approach to the Obama administration’s controversial handling of immigration, the largest and oldest Latino civil rights group in the United States is attacking the president for deporting more immigrants than any other in the nation’s history.

The president of the National Council of La Raza, in fact, plans to make the group’s frustration and anger over the nearly 2 million deportations the focus of her speech at its annual Capital Awards dinner Tuesday night, where nearly 800 legislative, corporate and community leaders are expected to be in the audience.

“For the president, I think his legacy is at stake here,” NCLR president Janet Murguía said in an interview with Politico. “We consider him the Deportation President, or the Deporter-in-Chief.”

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