Hillary Clinton In Las Vegas: "No Woman Is Illegal"
“I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants.”
That was Hillary in 2003.
My, how people do change with time… and with audiences.
US Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) listens to Gilberto Santana (L) in his home as she canvassed a neighborhood for votes in Las Vegas January 10, 2008. (L-R) Gilberto, wife Elizabeth, son Gilberto and daughter Xitla. The Nevada caucuses are January 19th. (REUTERS/Rick Wilking)
Clinton and her busload of traveling press moved from there to the popular local Mexican restaurant Lindo Michoacan, where a “roundtable” that was actually square passed a microphone around to tell her people’s concerns about the mortgage crisis and foreclosures. She took notes and munched on tortilla chips.
In broken English, one woman told Clinton how she wasn’t making money as a broker anymore.
“I have no income at all,” she said. “So how will I survive?”
Choking up with emotion, the woman said, “In my neighborhood, there are brand-new homes, but the value is nothing. I’m glad you are here so I can tell you, because you’re going to be the president, I know.”
A man shouted through an opening in the wall that his wife was illegal.
“No woman is illegal,” Clinton said, to cheers.
Do you suppose she signed her up to vote?
Hillary also spent time with illegal immigrant activist Esperanza Solorio who represents a nonprofit organization called Fair Treatment for Immigrants and is also not an American citizen.
The Las Vegas Sun reported:
Many of the neighborhood residents either weren’t citizens or weren’t registered.
Clinton must have been a bit baffled, for instance, when Kihuen took her to visit Esperanza Solorio, who’s not a citizen. Kihuen explained her importance: She is a community activist who can move voters.
Hopefully those voters are US citizens.
Getting out the vote…
Hillary meets with democratic operatives and illegal activists in Las Vegas. (GI)
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