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Israel Ortega
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Israel Ortega is a nationally recognized political commentator and a contributor for Opportunity Lives, where he focuses on immigration, education, and other policy areas. He is a frequent guest on Telemundo and Univision, including “Al Punto” with Jorge Ramos, and has appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press”. Israel comes to OL from The Heritage Foundation, where he founded Libertad.org – a Spanish language conservative online publication for Latinos in the United States. He has also worked in the House of Representatives for Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio). He lives with his wife and three children in Alexandria, Virginia.

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