Martin O'Malley Not Yielding to Hillary Clinton on Hispanic Vote

Ex-Maryland gov vows to push for immigration overhaul in first 100 days.

O’Malley said he would “absolutely do everything in [his] power” to push for immigration reform within his first 100 days in office, a promise Hillary Clinton hasn’t made. And a promise President Obama broke during his first year in office, making health care and financial reforms a priority.

The former governor, 52, is making a special effort to garner the Hispanic vote, 71 percent of which went to Obama versus Romney’s 27 percent in 2012.

“I would use my executive authority to protect public safety,” he said. “But we should not break up families.”

“I've listed the things that I did when I had the power and was in office, and I intend to offer that same sort of leadership, and then we'll let the people decide,” he said.

“I've listed the things that I did when I had the power and was in office, and I intend to offer that same sort of leadership, and then we'll let the people decide,” he said.

He added that while he would want immigration reform to happen as quickly as possible, if not done in the first 100 days, he will keep working until it is comprehensive reform is achieved.

“We have to work through our politics,” he said. “This should have been done years ago.”

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