Perhaps as her former boss did on the topic of gay marriage, Hillary Clinton appears to have ‘evolved’ on immigration.
In a dramatic advance to the left, Clinton vowed yesterday to expand amnesty through Obama’s executive actions to a greater number of illegal immigrants if she is elected President.
Specifically citing the parents of so-called Dreamers – those who willfully violated laws to enter the country, as opposed to just their children – Clinton said, “We should go as far as we can to get the resources to provide support and, particularly, representation, and change some of our detention processes within the kind of discretion I think the president has exercised with his executive orders.”
Obama had cut those parents out of his amnesty order, the Justice Department claiming it would be going too far.
Clinton’s hard-left turn, willing to go ‘too far’ on amnesty, is in stark contrast to her stance as a New York senator.
In 2003, Clinton made comments on a radio show that would have been immediately branded racist and xenophobic had they come from the mouth of a Republican.
The Lid reports:
Clinton’s stance may or may not differ with her potential 2016 opponents, but it definitely differed with what she said to John Gambling in 2003. The below is from an article published by Newsmax in November 2004 called, “Hillary Eyeing Immigration as Top 2008 Issue.” It shows Ms. Clinton as anti-Illegal Immigrant.
Unnoticed by the big media, Sen. Clinton has been cultivating the immigration issue since last year.
In a February 2003 interview that went unreported except by NewsMax, Clinton told WABC Radio’s John Gambling, “I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants.”
“Clearly, we have to make some tough decisions as a country,” the top Democrat warned. “And one of them ought to be coming up with a much better entry and exit system so that if we’re going to let people in for the work that otherwise would not be done, let’s have a system that keeps track of them.”