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From immigrants -- independent congressional candidates and my next guest is so -- avenue in Washington.
We decided take matters into his own hands he is one of two independent.
Challenging this guy democratic congress and to -- in the Florida congressional race by the way there is no Republican in the race.
We spoke with -- congressman just yesterday here today.
Is -- -- now he is only twelve years old when he first came to this country from Columbia.
He says the American dream is still -- very good to have you.
Hello you'll thank you very much -- -- I think you Cain -- -- Cesar when you were eight with your mom.
And you became illegals.
Citizen in 2002.
Yes correct I actually came here -- my own when I was twelve years old right.
I had took a two month journey through through Central America and then by an act of god I was able to.
A luckily make it -- United States and today.
I am just so proud of of being able to represent.
And have the opportunity to represent the people of district 21 -- ten years ago I did become a US citizen he was happy as they of my life.
And I -- god that I was gonna be a servant of the community now and -- his serve the United States of America it's the best of my ability.
Why as an independent.
What -- -- talent and every bit -- run as a Republican or no Republicans running in -- -- wolf what's the deal there.
Well I had the as I walk around my district people are tired of -- of the politics that's going on in Washington seem almost political parties will tell you that Washington is broken.
Even politicians will tell you that Washington is broken.
But the reality is that the American voter is also responsible for what's going on in Washington.
See we gotta be honest with ourselves and it and realize that we are responsible for putting the same politicians -- in Washington.
That are backed by special interest corporations.
And have those interest more -- and then the American people's interest all right what do you think it speaks more to.
The immigrant community of the Latino immigrant community you started out they obviously -- -- became legal.
Marco Rubio says there's got to be a way to help those who -- children of illegal immigrants.
-- become permanent citizens.
But there is a division about it how do you feel about him.
And and if you ever sought out his endorsement.
Well I I know per I've -- senator Marco Rubio personally I think he's a rice -- star in the Republican Party.
I think that he's the only senator in the Republican Party is actually touched the immigration issue and unfortunately for the last one -- six years.
Both political parties have made the immigration issue a political issue and and there's a willingness to actually solve.
The prop so how do you -- about Barack Obama's approach I know when you were working in congress I think it.
As you yourself have said in the lowest of ways but you didn't -- that lunch would then I guess senator Barack Obama right.
Yes I did and I -- person President Obama personally.
And he he actually made a promise to the two Hispanic community that he was gonna do immigration reform in the first.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Why did not like he's his efforts because there was really no effort into actually happen.
Any any immigration reform done in the first two years of his presidency.
-- I am actually very disappointed with the fact that he had a super congress and was not able to actually pass immigration reform.
-- wouldn't want to erase or recklessly thank you for joining us.
I appreciate the opportunity thought before for how many -- -- thank you very much.
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