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Maria Elvira Salazar speaks at a campaign event in Coral Gables, Fla. Salazar is running against former Clinton administration Cabinet member and University of Miami president, Democrat Donna Shalala. | Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo
Freshman GOP Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar got into a lively exchange over immigration with former Trump aide Stephen Miller during a meeting with a group of House Republicans on Wednesday, according to multiple Republican sources.
The back-and-forth came during the end of Miller’s presentation before the Republican Study Committee, the largest conservative caucus within the House GOP. Miller, the architect of Donald Trump’s hard-line immigration policies, spoke before the group alongside other former Trump administration immigration officials.
Sources say Salazar pushed for immigration policies that would broaden the GOP tent while challenging Miller on how Republicans can attract Hispanic and Latino voters given the ultra-conservative policies he is advocating.
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