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Trump’s Secretary of Labor Nominee Explains How His Immigrant Parents Shaped His Views

President Trump’s Labor Secretary nominee, Alex Acosta, explained how his Cuban immigrant parents helped to shape his views during his nomination hearing in front of the Senate HELP Committee, on Wednesday.

“My parents are very important to me, not simply because of what they’ve done for me, but because my story really begins with them and informs my perspective and what it means to be a secretary of labor,” Acosta said. “I’m here because of them, and my success is very much their success. They were able to give me these opportunities because even though they didn’t have a college education they had something very important – and that’s a job.”