RNC FLASHBACK: Hillary Clinton ‘Adamantly Against Illegal Immigrants’

Hillary Rodham Clinton
The Associated Press

Now that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is embracing a path to citizenship and expansion of Barack Obama’s amnesty for illegal immigrants, the RNC is highlighting her previous position on illegals.

In a video released Thursday, the RNC offers audio of an appearance Clinton made in 2003 on the John Gambling Radio Show in which she said she was “adamantly against illegal immigrants.”

“We’ve got to do several things and I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants. I made this exception basically on humanitarian grounds because of the individual story but certainly we’ve got to do more at our borders. And people have to stop employing illegal immigrants. Come up to Westchester, go to Suffolk and Nassau counties, stand in the street corners in Brooklyn or the Bronx – you’re going to see loads of people waiting to get picked up to go do yard work and construction work and domestic work,” she says in the video.


That’s a far cry from her current position on illegals. During a town hall event in Nevada this week, Clinton argued for expanded amnesty and a path to citizenship.

“For me, this is about what kind of people we all are and what kind of country we have. And I am absolutely convinced that this is in our economic interest, it’s in the interest of our values and it’s even in the interest of our long term security as a nation. So, you know where I stand and there can be no question about it because I will do everything I can as President and during this campaign to make this case,” Clinton said in Las Vegas.