Yahoo Finance had an interesting story yesterday about Hillary Clinton and her stance on Immigration. The article was titled: Hillary Clinton Takes Aggressive Stance on Immigration.
Clinton’s stance on Immigration is very important as according to the International Business Times she is the most likely candidate to win the 2016 election. (“Hillary Clinton – – the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state – – is currently the clear favorite to win the presidency in 2016 with 5/4 odds”.) As President she will have a very powerful role in shaping the future of our nations’s immigration policy.
According to the Yahoo Finance article: “Clinton said she backs nothing less than a “full and equal” path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.” She believes that “legal status” (as spoken about by Republican Presidential hopefuls) for undocumented immigrants is not enough. She called legal status “…code for second class status.”
It appears that if she becomes President her stance on Immigration would be even more aggressive than that of the stance by current President Barack Obama. According to the article, “Clinton vowed to protect President Barack Obama’s executive actions and to go even further if Congress were to block broader immigration legislation. “I would do everything possible under the law to go even further”, she said.”
Clinton also stated that she supports a way for parents of DREAMers and others “to be eligible for the same deferred action as their children”. This is beyond what the Obama administration has been willing to do. “That’s something that the Obama Justice Department said last year “would not be a permissible exercise of enforcement discretion, ” but Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon said on Twitter that the candidate would do so by “creating a clear process for additional sympathetic cases, like parents of DREAMers, to have the chance to be heard.””
Whether or not Clinton would be able to extend deferred action to parents and others will remain to be seen. However, it is apparent that Clinton would like to be even more pro immigrant than President Obama.
It is clear that Clinton will be aggressive in the area of Immigration. Perhaps under a Hillary Clinton presidency we will finally get comprehensive immigration reform.
Lawrence Gruner is a Sacramento Immigration Attorney, Fiance Visa Attorney, and Green Card Attorney. He handles immigration cases in California, the United States, and in countries around the World. He would be happy to talk to you, free of charge, about your immigration issues. He may be reached toll free at 888-801-6558 or 916-760-7270. You may also email him at firstname.lastname@example.org