President Bill Clinton calls for tough stand on immigration
This is President Bill Clinton in 1995
“All Americans, not only in the States most heavily affected but in every place in this country, are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country,” Clinton said. “The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public service they use impose burdens on our taxpayers.”
He went on to boast of “aggressively” securing our borders, “deporting … criminal aliens,” and stripping welfare benefits from illegals – all ideas Republicans, conservatives, and the President would gladly get behind. But they’re all ideas that if suggested, are immediately decried as racist in today’s warped liberal world.
“We are a nation of immigrants,” Clinton concluded. “But we are also a nation of laws. It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it.”
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