• Hillary Clinton: Amnesty Will Make Job Market ‘Better For Everybody’

    Hillary Clinton staked out her positions on immigration reform on the campaign trail, reassuring Americans that amnesty will “improve the job market for everybody.”

    “Often times when I have conversations with people who are fearful about immigration reform, their fears are rooted in the feeling that they are losing jobs that are going to people who are undocumented,” Clinton said at a roundtable meeting at Rancho High School in Las Vegas.

    Clinton said people shouldn’t oppose legalizing undocumented immigrants because they fear losing their jobs.

    “My argument to people who worry about comprehensive immigration reform and the effect on their jobs is: it’s just the opposite. The sooner we can get to legalization, the better the job market will be for everybody,” Clinton said

    She pledged to take unilateral action and pick up take Obama left off on immigration if she could not get a comprehensive bill through Congress.

    “I will fight for comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship for you and for your families across our country,” she said. “I will fight to stop partisan attacks on the executive actions that would put Dreamers, including those with us today, at risk of deportation. And if Congress continues to refuse to act, as president I would do everything possible under the law to go even further.”

    Clinton took a jab at the GOP side field of presidential candidates for generally opposing Obama’s unilateral actions, calling them illegal and saying they should be repealed by the next president.

    “We can’t wait any longer for a path to full and equal citizenship. Now this is where I differ with everybody on the Republican side.” Clinton said. “Make no mistakes, today not a single Republican candidate announced or potential is clearly and consistently supporting a path to citizenship. Not one. When they talk about legal status that is code for second-class status.”

    Clinton has waffled on her immigration stances over the years. Last summer, she said that unaccompanied children crossing the border illegally should be sent back to their home countries.  She flip-flopped on her position to support driver’s licenses for illegal aliens three times in one month in 2007 when running for president for the first time.   More recently, Clinton supported driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants and is now clearly supports Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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