Gillibrand Talks Immigration With Hispanic Leaders

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand continued her tour around the state, meeting with Hispanic elected officials in Brooklyn on Sunday to discuss immigration issues.

Gillibrand, tapped by Gov. David Paterson to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton, has drawn fire over her opposition to amnesty for illegal immigrants. After her meeting with the officials, she reiterated a position that she has taken on other issues, that she was "willing to listen."

"We need to recognize the heritage that the immigrant community has provided to this country and put policies in place that will reflect that core value," Gillibrand said after a two-hour meeting with a dozen or so Hispanic members of the State Assembly and the City Council.

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