Hillary Clinton has exploited Donald Trump’s hard stance on illegal immigration to pander to Hispanic voters.She’s stated, “we need a comprehensive immigration reform plan with a path to full and equal citizenship.” She’s promised to both keep and strengthen Obama’s executive orders on immigration, by ending family detention, closing private detention centers and allowing more illegals to be naturalized.
When illegal aliens are given cozy treatment, what exactly is their incentive to become citizens?Hillary says that she’d put her husband in charge of “revitalizing the economy,” and if his views have remained consistent since leaving the White House, she’s going to find herself in conflict with him.
After all, look what we found Bill saying about the issue of illegal immigration back in 1996. You may find he sounds a lot like another candidate running for president in 2016 — and nope, it’s not his wife.
To quote directly from his 1996 State of the Union:
But there are some areas that the federal government should not leave and should address and address strongly. One of these areas is the problem of illegal immigration. After years of neglect, this administration has taken a strong stand to stiffen the protection of our borders. We are increasing border controls by 50 percent. We are increasing inspections to prevent the hiring of illegal immigrants. And tonight, I announce I will sign an executive order to deny federal contracts to businesses that hire illegal immigrants.
Let me be very clear about this: We are still a nation of immigrants; we should be proud of it. We should honor every legal immigrant here, working hard to become a new citizen. But we are also a nation of laws.When Bill inevitably comes out publicly against Trump’s immigration stance, remember: he knows better.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]