2016 Presidential Nominee: “We have to finally, once and for all, fix our immigration system”
The United States has a long history of Presidents working to take action to address our country’s immigration system. From President Eisenhower to President Obama, our country’s leaders have spoken about the strength our nation draws from our immigrant culture.
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Now, earlier this week, Hillary Clinton became the first Presidential candidate for the 2016 cycle to vocalize her support for addressing immigration policy in the US.
From the New York Times:
“At a campaign event [in Las Vegas], Mrs. Clinton, surrounded by children whose parents faced deportation, called for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
“We have to finally, once and for all, fix our immigration system,” Mrs. Clinton said at a round-table discussion at Rancho High School, where roughly 70 percent of the study body is Latino.
“It’s a family issue,” Mrs. Clinton said. “It’s an economic issue, too, but it is at its heart a family issue.”
She said that she supported Mr. Obama’s executive actions on immigration and that it was “foolish” to think the government could deport the estimated 11 million people who are living in the United States without papers.
She also sharply criticized Republican presidential candidates who favor granting legal status for some undocumented immigrants, but oppose citizenship.
“When they talk about ‘legal status,’ that is code for ‘second-class status,’” Mrs. Clinton said…”
Read more via the New York Times.