The woman was also a registered lobbyist, you know, the kind Obama pledged not to allow to work in his administration.
(The Hill) — President Obama has picked a strong advocate of immigration reform to head the Domestic Policy Council.
The White House announced Tuesday that Cecilia Munoz, a former senior vice president of the National Council of La Raza, to replace Melody Barnes at the top of the council. White House press secretary Jay Carney announced the appointment during his press breifing.
Munoz is now serving as the White House’s director of intergovernmental affairs and is in charge of outreach to state and local governments.
“The president has asked, she has accepted,” Carney said.
Munoz is an immigration expert who worked for the Naitonal Council of La Raza, the largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., until 2009 when she joined the administration. The group works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans and advocates legislation that would provide a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.