Friday, Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said it is “absurd and appalling” Republican candidates are calling to “pull people out of their homes and their workplaces” and deport them.
When asked how she planned on dealing with 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, Clinton said, “Well, I’m glad you asked me that because I know that there are some on the other side who are seriously advocating to deport 11-12 million people who are working here. I find it the height of irony that a party which espouses small government would want to unleash a massive law enforcement effort, including perhaps National Guard and others, to go and literally pull people out of their homes and their workplaces, round them up, put them on, I don’t know, in buses, boxcars, in order to take them across our border.”
She continued, “I just find that not only absurd but appalling. And that’s why I support comprehensive immigration reform. I have for years. I supported it when I was in the Senate. I support it very strongly now. And it was a deep disappointment to me that when there was a bipartisan agreement voted on by the Senate to do just what we needed, a comprehensive immigration reform, that included an earned path to citizenship, that the House would not even give it a vote. so I will—I will oppose in every way I can—what I consider to be nothing but a political stunt. And I will also raise questions, as I am doing today, about what the realities of that kind of claim actually are.”
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