Clinton Dodges on How She Will Go Further than Obama on Executive Amnesty
DICKERSON: "Thank you. Now, Secretary Clinton you have said you would go further than the president when it comes to taking executive action had it comes to implementing immigration reform. But the president is already facing legal trouble on this. How would you go further with executive action?
CLINTON: "First, I know the president has appealed the decision to the supreme court. And my reading of the law and the constitution convinces me that the president has the authority that he is attempting to exercise with respect to dreamers and their parents because I think all of us on this stage agree that we need comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship. Border security has always been a part of that debate. And it is a fact that the net immigration from Mexico and south has basically zeroed out. So what we want to do is to say, look, we have 11 million people who have been here, many of them for decades. They have children who are doing so well, I’ve met and worked with dreamers. I think any parent would be so proud of them. So let’s move toward what we should be doing as a nation and follow the values of our immigration history and begin to make it possible for them to come out of the shadows and to have a future that gives them a full chance of citizenship."