Hillary Clinton Apologizes for Saying “Illegal Immigrant”

clinton(While Being Interviewed by an Illegal Alien Tax Cheat)

While serving in the Senate, Hillary Clinton told a New York radio audience that she is “adamantly against illegal immigrants.” Now, not only is she not adamantly against illegal immigrants, she is adamantly against the term “illegal immigrants.”

At a New Hampshire campaign rally earlier this month, Clinton made an “inflammatory” admission. “Look, I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in. And I do think you have to control your borders.”

Apparently, “prevent[ing] illegal immigrants from coming in” and controlling our borders is highly offensive to the small but vocal wing of the Democratic Party that Clinton is pandering to these days. A “poor choice of words,” she confessed.

Her mea culpa for uttering the phrase “illegal immigrants” was made to, of all people, Jose Antonio Vargas, who is not just an “illegal immigrant,” but has admitted to document fraud, lying to his employers, and who was recently hit with a $41,000 tax lien by the IRS for failing to pay taxes on money he earned while he was breaking the law forbidding him from working in this country.

With the zeal of a prosecuting attorney, Vargas questioned Clinton, “On behalf of the organization I founded, Define American, and the 11.7 million undocumented immigrants in this country — including myself — I am asking all the presidential candidates to recognize that #wordsmatter by committing to not using the term ‘illegal’ when referencing the undocumented population. Will you make that commitment?”

Clinton, who is trying to convince the American people that she has what it takes to be the leader of the free world, was duly contrite. “Yes, I will. That was a poor choice of words.”

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Ira joined FAIR in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.


  1. avatar Motivated says:

    It’s alarming to see how far the Democrats have lurched to the left since the days of hubby’s administration in the 90s, when he a member of the more moderate Democratic Leadership Council, a group that I don’t even think is around anymore.

    The question is will she be able to fool more centrist indepedent voters in the general election after haven taken such extreme positions before the primaries. Of course, we can’t count on the AP or Politico to ask her.

  2. Call ‘Em Undocumented Immigrants Then

    Meaning, we can’s possibly count all ‘em either…..LOL

  3. avatar Leland says:

    And why are they “undocumented”? Because they crossed the border illegally or they stayed illegally past the time their visa leave date expired. Those here legally have documents giving them the right to be here. She’s just kowtowing to law breakers because she thinks it will buy her votes. And she’s going raise her hand in 2016 and take an oath to defend the constitution? Maybe she can do an “executive oath” of her choosing since she claims that’s what she will do when it comes to enforcing immigration law.

  4. avatar Kyle says:

    Anything to get elected, this lowlife _ _ _ _ _ has no scruples, just like her husband “Finger Wagging Willie”.