Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Hillary Clinton Apologizes for Describing Illegal Immigrants as "Illegal Immigrants"

The Washington Times reports:
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton bowed to pressure from Hispanic activists Tuesday and apologized for using the term “illegal immigrants” at a town hall earlier this month.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Mrs. Clinton said it had been a “poor choice of words.”
Mrs. Clinton has been pressed to retract her use of a term that offends people who entered the U.S. illegally, according to Hispanic activists who are demanding expanded immigrant rights and citizenship for the country's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants.   
She was prodded into an apology during a Facebook question-and-answer session hosted by Spanish language TV network Telemundo.  The question came from Jose Antonio Vargas, a filmmaker and journalist whose organization, Define America, has led the charge to remove the term "illegal immigrants" from presidential campaigns.
While Republican candidates are increasingly pushed by their base (and Donald Trump) to take unrealistic positions on immigration such as building a wall on the southern border and deporting 11 million people, the Democrats have their own problems on the issue if their base voters will not even tolerate using the perfectly accurate term "illegal immigrants" to describe "illegal immigrants."  Clinton's cowering apology to her party's extremists won't sit well with most Americans.

8 comments:

Unigov said...

Entering the country, except through approved means, is a crime. It's a federal misdemeanor. The term "illegal immigrant" is a pejorative, though an accurate one. I think we need a better range of language, or a better use of language.

A Mexican family that sneaks across the Rio Grande in order to find work, who doesn't take welfare or commit crimes, hell, that's not very high up on my list of worries. I'd rather have neighbors like that than a lot of the American idiots already here.

The open border that allows anyone to sneak in and bring anything with them, that's more of a real problem.

Veracity said...

People are not illegal. It was a poor choice of words.

Anonymous said...

http://conservativetribune.com/trump-video-hillary-clinton/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=ConservativeTribune&utm_content=2015-11-25&utm_campaign=manualpost

Building his conservative chops....

leon dixon said...

The myth of the 11,000,000 lives on when the actual number is perhaps 4X that. The characterization of Trump as being unreasonable neglects the latest scholarship on the matter. Poor post except for pointing out the political correctness infests otherwise know nothing conservatives....

Anonymous said...

Deport the 11 million illegals. There's nothing unrealistic about it. It needs to be done.

Letting so many in is a liberal trick to make things too difficult to unwind. We need to call their bluff, to show resolve that we will do what's right.

Pete Boggs said...

It's sorry that she's ever been described as First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State or Presidential Candidate...

Paul K. Ogden said...

Anon 1:43, given Trump's extensive history as a big government Liberal Democrat that only ended in 2012 when he switched parties...again, he needs something to build up his conservative credentials.

Anonymous said...

In Indiana, that #1 Red State, the Reptiles of the Republican party have no use for conservative Republicans except to pull the R lever at election time. Past that, they remove their masks and play their games, and ignore their base. Isn't it a bit like Lucy and the football? Charlie Brown intellectually knew that Lucy wasn't on his team and that she would pull the football away just as he was going to kick it. That Indiana conservatives don't know that about Pence, for instance, or Bosma, or Long, or any number of other "conservative when I want your vote" Republicans gives rise to the mantra about the Stupid Party. We can substitute any number of National Republican names to this sort of analysis. "This election is about the Supreme Court" is a favorite mantra...heard it at the local Cruz gathering....but R appointees disappoint conservatives and the Elephant smiles and moves on.