Past Features

May 18, 2016

The Clintons: Open border advocates
(despite what Bill said)

Under Bill Clinton border apprehensions rose by 60%.
Real Clear Politics -- May 17, 2016  
1996 Flashback -- Bill Clinton Talks Like Trump On Immigration: "We Are A Nation Of Laws"
    NumbersUSA pulls quotes from Bill Clinton talking illegal immigration and the problem of border control and being a nation of laws from his 1996 State of the Union which shows a striking comparison to what presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been saying about the subject.
    From Clinton's 1996 State of the Union address:
But there are some areas that the federal government should not leave and should address and address strongly. One of these areas is the problem of illegal immigration. After years of neglect, this administration has taken a strong stand to stiffen the protection of our borders. We are increasing border controls by 50 percent. We are increasing inspections to prevent the hiring of illegal immigrants. And tonight, I announce I will sign an executive order to deny federal contracts to businesses that hire illegal immigrants.
Let me be very clear about this: We are still a nation of immigrants; we should be proud of it. We should honor every legal immigrant here, working hard to become a new citizen. But we are also a nation of laws.

Glenn Spencer -- American Patrol Report
The Real Bill (and Hillary) Clinton
    In 1993, President Bill Clinton appointed Doris Meissner to head the INS. She turned out to be an open-borders advocate, paving the way for Obama's DACA.
    After his 1996 State of the Union speech, apprehensions of illegal aliens under Bill Clinton shot up to an all-time high of more than 1.6 million.
    In 1998, Clinton awarded the Medal of Freedom to Mario Obledo.
    Shortly thereafter Obledo went on Los Angeles radio and said: “California is going to be a Hispanic State and anyone who doesn't like it should leave.”
    And, if you think Bill was bad, Hillary will be worse.

The One Issue That Could Destroy Hillary Clinton
    Everyone knows that Trump has staked out extreme turf on border control, promising a wall and a deportation force. But Clinton has gone far in the opposite direction. “I would not deport children,” she said at a debate in March, after proposing the exact opposite in late 2014. “I do not want to deport family members, either.” In short, under Clinton's policy, if you manage to sneak across the border illegally and make it into a city, you won't be removed. You could call that open borders, except it's messier. It's more like a free-for-all.