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Appoint judges who advocate for Hispanics & immigrants

Filibusters led by Senate Democrats resulted in Miguel Estrada's withdrawal from his nomination to US Circuit Court of Appeals. "Mr. Estrada was held to different standards than other nominees," says Benjamin, "representing a setback for the Hispanic community." Mr. Estrada, a native of Honduras, came to the US as a teenager. "Miguel Estrada is a role model for young people all over America," stated Benjamin. "He shows struggling Americans and immigrants from all over that dreams do come true.
Source: Press Release, `Estrada Withdrawal' Sep 4, 2003

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