Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Hillary Clinton Speaks on Immigration in Nevada


Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton was in Las Vegas yesterday to talk about immigration.

Before I get to what she said, I have to ask: What's up with the democratic party reserving Nevada for talks on immigration? President Obama went to Del Sol High School twice. Hillary broke the trend by visiting Rancho High School (so, suck it, Del Sol Dragons).

I mean, I love Nevada. My husband was born there. I have traveled to the state innumerable times. And, as any one of my students could tell you, I will stop a class to ensure students pronounce the state correctly (it's Neh-Vad-Ah, rhymes with "mad").

And, I get it, Nevada is divided on the issue of immigration.

But so much of the country genuinely cares about immigration. Maybe it's time for the democratic party to give Colorado some time. They're still a swing state, according to Politico.

This is a long wind-up to what Clinton actually said about immigration. In short, she said two things:

  • On a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Americans: "we can't wait any longer, we can’t wait any longer for a path to full and equal citizenship... I will fight for comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship for you and for families across our country."
  • On Executive Action: "And, if Congress refuses to act, as President I will do everything possible under the law to go even further."


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