Hillary for America released its first Spanish-language television ad in New York this week, which touts Clinton's history of working with immigrants in the Empire State.
The ad, entitled "La vida requiere risegos," which translates to "life requires risks," depicts the story of Dominican immigrant Dan-el Padilla Peralta, a DREAMer who got a visa to return to America, with Clinton's help, after he studied abroad in England. Today, Peralta is a fellow at Columbia University.
"Hillary Clinton fought for an undocumented Dominican kid and helped me secure a visa to come back. And that's Hillary Clinton," Peralta says in the ad, which started running in New York City on Thursday.
Both Clinton and her opponent Bernie Sanders have roots in New York, as Clinton served as a U.S. senator from the state for eight years, and Sanders was born to immigrant parents in Brooklyn. In their battle for the Empire State primary vote, both candidates have emphasized their ties to the Hispanic and immigrant communities, both of which play a big role in the New York City electorate.
Clinton currently leads Sanders in New York 53.5-42.5, according to an average of polls on RealClearPolitics.