On Thursday, Hillary Clinton’s campaign declared that Clinton now supports driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants.
“Hillary supports state policies to provide driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants,” a campaign spokesperson told The Huffington Post
Even The Huffington Post conceded, though, that “most Americans don’t agree with the policy, according to a HuffPost/YouGov poll conducted this month,” which found that “64 percent oppose driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants, while 26 percent support the idea.” Last year, even voters in progressive Oregon resoundingly rejected driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants.
Clinton’s 2008 presidential run arguably started to derail when she tried to have it both ways on whether illegal immigrants should receive driver’s licenses. After saying that she thought then-New York Governor Eliot Spitzer’s proposal to give driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants made “a lot of sense,” she tried to have it both ways in a 2007 debate in which she was grilled by the late Tim Russert. After the debate, Clinton declared that she would “not support driver’s licenses for undocumented people.”