While speaking to people in New Hampshire recently, Hillary Clinton used the term “illegal immigrant” and that’s frowned on by the left. Now she’s backtracking, naturally.
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Clinton says her use of term ‘illegal immigrant’ was a ‘poor choice of words’
Boulder, Colorado (CNN)Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that her use of the term “illegal immigrant” at a town hall in New Hampshire earlier this month was a “poor choice of words.”
“That was a poor choice of words,” Clinton wrote during a Facebook chat. “As I’ve said throughout this campaign, the people at the heart of this issue are children, parents, families, DREAMers. They have names, and hopes and dreams that deserve to be respected.”
She added during the chat, which was sponsored by Telemundo, that she has “talked about undocumented immigrants hundreds of times” throughout the campaign and “fought for years for comprehensive immigration reform.”
During a town hall earlier this month in Windham, New Hampshire, Clinton gave a more conservative answer on immigration and controlling the United States’ southern border.
“Well, I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in,” Clinton said. “And I do think you have to control your borders.”
The comment was in response to a question about “securing the Mexican border” and “illegal immigrants that come in.”
Clinton also said in her answer that “it is just never going to happen that we’re going to round-up and deport 11 or 12 million. I don’t care how tall the wall is or how big the door is, that is never going to happen.”
Hillary has said that she will go farther than Obama in the use of executive authority on immigration.