Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told the nation's largest gathering of African-American and Hispanic journalists she sees a political landscape favorable for immigration reform and promised programs for economic empowerment of minorities, NBC News reports.
In a rare news conference, Clinton said winning in November would send a clear message to Republicans "that it is time for them to quit standing in the way of immigration reform."
"There's nothing like winning to change minds," she said.
"I see the political landscape as increasingly favorable to making this happen," Clinton said in response to a question from Telemundo's Lori Montenegro, one of two journalists who opened the questions from the rest of the audience.
Clinton, who has promised to propose an immigration bill within its first 100 days, said she had already spoken to Senate colleagues who she said had assured her "this will be fast tracked."