Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released a statement supporting President Obama’s decision to grant executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants in America. “I support the President’s decision to begin fixing our broken immigration system and focus finite resources on deporting felons rather than families,” she said in a carefully worded statement released after Obama’s speech on Thursday evening.
Clinton asserted that she was “hopeful” that the Senate Gang of Eight bill would have passed the House, but that congress had failed in its duty.
“Their abdication of responsibility paved the way for this executive action, which follows established precedent from Presidents of both parties going back many decades,” she said.
Clinton reminded members of Congress that they had to “finish the job” by supporting bipartisan immigration reform.
“Our disagreements on this important issue may grow heated at times, but I am confident that people of good will and good faith can yet find common ground,” she said.