February 19, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s Many Flip-Flops On Immigration

Last night, MSNBC hosted a Nevada Democratic town hall focused on immigration reform, a key issue for voters in the state.

During the town hall MSNBC’s Jose Diaz-Balart asked Hillary Clinton about whether she still believed that undocumented children from Central America fleeing from violence should be deported.

Clinton attempted to dodge the question, but when Diaz-Balart pressed Clinton, she finally responded:

CLINTON: Well, the children themselves need to be taken care of. They are children. They should be given every help that we can. And I think we’re doing a better job of that than we were. 

This is a sharp reversal from Clinton’s stance in 2014 were she said immigrant children “should be sent back.”

This isn’t Clinton’s first flip-flop when it comes to immigration, it’s just her most recent reversal.

At a town hall event in New Hampshire, Clinton bragged about voting as Senator to spend money to build a barrier. But in Nevada, Clinton found the idea of building barriers to be un-American:

In December, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos called out Clinton for flip-flopping on immigration policies during an interview:

 

The clip shows that as a 2008 candidate, Clinton did not allow illegal immigrants to be covered under her universal health care plan. But as a 2016 candidate, Clinton would allow illegal immigrants to buy health insurance through the Obamacare exchanges.

With 27 percent of Nevadans being Hispanic, these flip-flops won’t help Clinton any when it comes to the states Democratic caucus this Saturday.