“When they talk about legal status, that is code for second class status,” Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said at a small event in Las Vegas.
Clinton delivered her message at Rancho High School during a panel discussion with six young Nevadans who are illegal aliens. She said if elected, she’d go farther than President Obama has in granting legal status to millions of illegal aliens, saying that she would extend protections to both ‘Dreamers’ and their parents.
“There are more people like many parents of Dreamers and others with deep ties and contributions to our communities who deserve to stay, and I will fight for them,” Clinton said.
Clinton also wants to see a simplified process for illegal’s to avoid deportation.
“We should put in place a simple, straightforward and accessible way for parents of Dreamers and others with a history of service and contributions to their community to make their case and to be eligible for the same deferred action as their children,” she said.
She also said not one Republicans running for president in 2016, has “clearly and consistently supporting a path to citizenship.”
“Not one,” she claimed.
Florida’s U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Marco Rubio wants to give illegal’s “a pathway to citizenship.” And yet, a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows Clinton leads Rubio, 63-percent to 32-percent among Latinos.
Favored by Latinos, who make-up a third of the population in Nevada, Clinton held a two-to-one margin during her 2008 Democratic primary battle against Obama.
She stated that in her opinion for certain senators who spearheaded efforts to push for immigration reform, “I guess some of them are paying a political price for it now.”
“You know where I stand, and there can be no question about it,” she added.
Interestingly, Clinton voted for the southern border fence and had been critical of illegal aliens getting driver’s licenses. And the last time she was in Nevada, students from the University of Nevada Las Vegas demanded she return the $225,000 speaking-fee that the school paid to her charity.