Hillary Clinton: Deporting Illegals Makes No Sense
Hillary Clinton Defends Obama on Deportations (The Wall Street Journal)
Hillary Clinton offered President Barack Obama a measure of cover on his controversial deportation record on Tuesday, saying there’s only so much he can do to protect people in the U.S. illegally from deportation.
“We have to understand the difficulty that President Obama finds himself in, because there are laws that impose certain obligations on him,” she said during a town hall-style meeting broadcast on CNN.
With legislation providing legalization for undocumented immigrants stalled in Congress, Mr. Obama has come under enormous pressure from immigration activists to moderate deportations using his own authority. Administration officials have said they are prepared to alter policy to make sure the government is prioritizing the right people for deportation. But it’s unclear whether Mr. Obama will affirmatively protect people who are in the U.S. illegally, as activists are demanding.