Their honeymoon was already over, but last week, after the oldest and largest Hispanic advocacy organization in the country made clear it no longer supported him, the Latino divorce from President Obama became official.
It happened Tuesday at the National Council of La Raza Capital Awards gala, in Washington, when the group’s president, Janet Murguía, called Obama “the deporter-in-chief” in her keynote address.
With those words she added her voice — and the considerable weight of the NCLR — for the first time to the increasingly loud chorus demanding that the President use his executive powers to stop deportations, which are about to reach the 2 million mark. Obama has repeatedly said he cannot do so. Read more