Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has hired a prominent immigration activist -- a former "DREAMer" who was, for a time, a sharp critic of President Obama's immigration policy -- to serve as the team's national director of Latino outreach.

Lorella Praeli joins the Clinton campaign from United We Dream, an immigration advocacy organization with a broad national network, where she served as the director of policy and advocacy. Praeli, who came to the United States with her family from Peru at the age of 10, was among President Obama's most vocal critics on immigration before he took executive action on the issue in November.

Earlier this month, Clinton voiced her support for an immigration reform package that would ensure undocumented immigrants could one day gain full citizenship. She also indicated that she would go even further than the president did if Congress fails to act on the issue, notably putting her to the left of many within her party.

“Not a single Republican candidate, announced or potential, is clearly and consistently supporting a path to citizenship. Not one,” Clinton said at a campaign stop in Nevada earlier this month. “When they talk about ‘legal status,’ that is code for second-class status.”

Praeli’s new role with the Clinton campaign was announced in a statement released by United We Dream.

“Lorella is the embodiment of the United We Dream philosophy -- helping undocumented youth move from a place of isolation to personal empowerment and collective action and providing the training and experience needed to lead,” said United We Dream Managing Director Cristina Jimenez in a statement.