An interview with former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has resurfaced to remind everyone just how far left the Democrat party shifted during the Obama administration’s time at the helm of our country.
While promoting her book Hard Choices in 2014, Hillary Clinton was asked whether children who entered the country illegally should be allowed to stay in America. After a little waffling, Clinton made her position known, stating “We have to send a clear message, just because your child gets across the border, that doesn’t mean the child gets to stay. So, we don’t want to send a message that is contrary to our laws or will encourage more children to make that dangerous journey.”
FLASHBACK: Hillary Clinton in 2014 says illegal immigrant children “should be sent back” pic.twitter.com/M3z1h6FuZ6
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) September 8, 2017
In the interview, Hillary Clinton explained that more children are making the harrowing journey across the border due to rising levels of violence in South and Central American nations.
To solve the problem, Clinton suggests giving aid to Mexico so the nation can increase security on its own Southern border, all while providing emergency care for the children who manage to cross into America.
Clinton’s 2014 statement put in her extreme opposition to the Democrat administration of former President Obama, who at the time, was attempting to expand Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA). Both executive actions provided cover for illegal immigrants to remain in the country — illegally.
However, it is impossible to know what Hillary Clinton’s true position is, or was, on illegal immigration.
The former Secretary of State was caught, in a now-infamous incident, telling a group of top-Wall Street executives that politicians ought to hold “both a public and a private position” on policy. As a result of her preference for keeping her true opinions hidden, and numerous changes in position, it is unclear if Clinton supports or opposes DACA.
During the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton released a statement praising DACA on the fourth anniversary of the unlawful order’s passing. “It is why I co-sponsored legislation to protect DREAMers throughout my time in the senate as well as legislation to enact comprehensive immigration reform, and it is why I will do everything in my power as president to protect President Obama’s executive actions, go further to provide relief for families, and introduce comprehensive immigration reform with a path to full and equal citizenship within my first 100 days in office.”
Apparently, Hillary Clinton had a radical change of heart between writing Hard Choices and throwing her hat into the presidential election.
Hillary has flip-flopped on DACA, but now wants to preserve DACA. Is it racist to want to see the program end?
More recently, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of DACA, Hillary Clinton released a statement urging Americans to push back against the Trump administration’s decision to end DACA. “No time to waste,” she tweeted, “we’ve got to fight with everything we’ve got to
Hillary Clinton’s flip-flopping exposes just how far left the Democrat party has been pushed since 2014. When Hillary Clinton suggested that illegal immigrant children should be returned to their country of origin it did not raise an eyebrow.
Yet, in 2017, supporting the end of DACA is proof of racism, xenophobia, and a host of other social justice buzzwords.