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Latino evangelical leader Samuel Rodriguez has expressed optimism at President-elect Donald Trump’s recent comments in support of helping the children of undocumented immigrants who had temporarily gained deferred deportation status under President Barack Obama.

In an interview with Time Magazine, Trump said that he was “going to work something out” to help the children, commonly known as “Dreamers.”

In a statement released to supporters last Friday, Rev. Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, explained that he was “impressed” and “maybe astonished” at “the accessibility and responsiveness of the President-elect and his senior team to our leaders within the Hispanic, Christian community.”

“Our most recent call with the Trump Transition team and more than forty Hispanic, denominational leaders was attended by multiple and senior members of the Trump Transition team,” stated Rodriguez.

“The specific and productive dialogue was acted upon immediately, with policy memos being distributed moments after the call, and with action taken by the President-elect within hours.”

Rodriguez went on to note that he viewed the recent communication with the in-coming administration, as well as the comments Trump made to Time regarding Dreamers, as a sign of…[READ ENTIRE ARTICLE BY CLICKING HERE: ]

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