Hillary Clinton will be making a campaign stop in Nevada, and the pro-amnesty lobby is keeping a close eye on her upcoming remarks about illegal immigration. “We hope that she leans in and really issues a challenge on the issue,” said Clarissa Martínez-De-Castro, deputy vice president of the National Council of La Raza.
The Associated Press writes that Hillary “intends to draw an early distinction with Republicans on illegal immigration, pointing to a pathway to citizenship as an essential part of any overhaul in Congress.”
Clinton is a supporter of President Obama’s immigration reform (amnesty) and supported his decision to stop deporting immigrants who are here illegally.
Previewing her remarks, Clinton’s campaign said she would say that a true fix to the nation’s immigration system would need to include a “full and equal path to citizenship” and the nation shouldn’t settle for proposals that would provide hard-working people with a “second-class” status.
Obama’s executive amnesty is sure to be a hot campaign issue — several GOP presidential candidates have been vocally opposed to the president’s plan.
“Obama’s executive orders, meanwhile, loom large in the immigration debate. GOP presidential candidates have said they would overturn the orders, which included the expansion of a program protecting young immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Another provision extended deportation protections to parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have been in the country for several years.”
Nevada, along with 25 other states, has sued to block Obama’s immigration plan. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals heard the arguments challenging the plan but has yet to issue a ruling. It will be interesting to see how Hillary’s amnesty will be received in the Silver State.
After Nevada, Clinton will head to California for a three-day fundraising trip.