Hillary Clinton Unveils Plan on Immigration
As immigration reform debates fizzled in Congress, Hillary Clinton laid out her committment to immigration reform that would include a path to citizenship.
“The American people support comprehensive immigration reform—not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it strengthens families, our economy, and our country. Congress must pass comprehensive immigration reform that provides a path to citizenship, treats every person with dignity, upholds the rule of law, protects our borders and national security, and brings millions of hardworking people into the formal economy," Clinton said.
"If Congress continues to refuse to act, as president I would do everything possible under the law to go even further," added Clinton, showing support for President Obama's executive actions.
Clinton said it was unrealistic to act as though all 11 million undocumented immigrants now in the U.S. could be deported. She said the idea was "beyond absurd. That's not going to happen."
You can see the speech here.
Fair Share believes it’s time to bring undocumented workers out of the shadows and allow them to join the legal, regulated workforce, with a fair shot and fair wages and the same rules as everyone else. We can fix our immigration system with a common sense, comprehensive set of reforms that ensures everyone plays by the same rules. Not only will it be more fair, it will increase investment in our economy. Learn more.