FAIR’s Analysis of Hillary Clinton’s Immigration Plan

Screen shot 2016-02-24 at 11.52.53 AMFormer Secretary of State and U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, released her immigration plan entitled “America needs comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship.” (Hillary Clinton Immigration Plan) FAIR offers the following analysis of the plan on five key immigration issues: amnesty; legal immigration; border security; interior enforcement; and taxpayer benefits to illegal aliens.

Amnesty: The core of Clinton’s immigration plan is mass amnesty for the 12 million illegal aliens in the country. According to the plan, Clinton supports “comprehensive” immigration reform that provides a “full and equal path to citizenship” and “brings millions of hardworking people into the formal economy.” Clinton’s plan contains no mention of the criteria for amnesty or the factors—if any—that would disqualify an illegal alien. In the absence of legislation, Clinton vows to take extensive executive action to protect illegal aliens from removal. First, she promises to “defend” President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and extended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty programs. Additionally, Clinton would grant deferred action to other illegal aliens with a “history of service and contribution to their communities.”…

Read more of this analysis on Hillary Clinton’s stand on immigration on FAIRus.org: Where Do the Presidential Hopefuls Stand on Immigration?

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From meeting with members of Congress to providing testimonies for hearings and issuing reports, FAIR has worked on national immigration issues since 1979. The Government Relations team reviews legislation and legal opinions and acts as a liaison between FAIR and Congress.

Comments

  1. avatar Leland says:

    Since she claims immigrants have “spurred economic growth”, what explains California? That state has the most immigrants, both by overall number and percentage of it’s population. But according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure, which the Census Bureau calculates by factoring wages vs. cost of living, California has the biggest “true” poverty rates in the country. Or Chicago, which welcomes illegals with open arms. That city is dead broke, and constantly calling for the state to bail them out, after they’ve taxed everything not nailed down.

    All she’s doing is repeating the Wall Street cliches promoted by big business, which is low wage-no benefits labor for them, while the taxpayers pick up all the social and welfare costs of their large families . The only “growth” is the taxes paid by American citizens. This is pandering for votes. Essentially she’s promoting open borders. If not, she needs to explain the difference, because none is apparent.

    • Speaking of California and Overpopulation With Water Scarcity

      Don’t buy California bag lettuce lately….its basically at all restaurants too. The bag lettuce is rinsed in unpotable water with contaminants. You can get phlegm in your throat eating enough of it from possible throat infections afterwards. Its also very hard to rinse yourself, let alone trust the restaurant did it thoroughly, they don’t always.