January 7, 2016

A Tale Of Two States: Hillary Clinton On Immigration

Hillary Clinton has two very different views on how to secure America’s southern border, and these views differ depending on what state she is in. At a town hall event in New Hampshire Clinton bragged about building barriers:

“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.”

While in Nevada, Clinton found the idea of building barriers to be un-American:

“Well, I don’t think so. I think it’s particularly challenging for those who are advocating that, to respond to the fact that we’ve spent many hundreds of billions of dollars tightening the border security on our southern border. And we do have barriers in a number of places. The terrain is very very difficult. But the more important question is, would we ever really send the police after 11, 12 million people living in our country, rounding them up like some kind of bad movie from World War II? No, I don’t think we will. The best estimates show it would cost hundreds of billions of dollars. So it violates our values, it undermines our economy because we would be picking people up who are contributing to our economy paying into social security, paying taxes in many instances. And we would create a clash that would be so damaging to who we are as Americans and I just don’t think people are serious about it when they make that claim.”

Clinton’s highly scripted campaign probably informed her that Nevada has population that consists of 27 percent Hispanics opposed to only 3 percent in New Hampshire.

This isn’t Clinton’s first flip-flop on immigration, and probably won’t be her last.