It’s time for White House hopefuls to be straight with us, to have a solid standing on pressing issues…like immigration.
And with nine months to election day, Hillary Clinton — who still needs the Latino vote — is wavering on her position. For example, there was the time the former Senator said that all Central American children who were coming to this country fleeing gang violence should be deported to “send a message.”
“Just because your child gets across the border, that doesn’t mean the child gets to stay,” she said — clearly, stating that they were not welcome and others should not try to make the trip.
Then, there was the time during her 2008 presidential campaign when she opposed granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. She recently changed her mind and said she supported such effort.
This indecisiveness will not get her the Latino support she needs to win the bid, but there’s one thing she can do to sway Latinos, support the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016 introduced on Feb. 11 by Senator Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada. The act asks to guarantee due process to border refugees who are currently facing deportation. In essence, unaccompanied children, victims of abuse or torture and the disabled would get access to a lawyer and all the information necessary to understand the process.
Just sayin’ Hils…
Read more about Clinton and Sander’s stand on immigration from The New York Times here.