Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Candidate Review - Illegal Immigration - Hillary Clinton

After doing a subject last week that was strong for Dems and weak for Republicans, let's switch it around this week. Illegal Immigration is a complex issue, but it's clear that Republican's call for tougher immigration laws and fences is resonating with the American people a bit. Plus it will be good to give Tom Tancredo his moment in the sun.

Hillary Clinton's plan seems somewhat akin to the comprehensive Immigration bill that failed to pass last year.
Hillary has consistently called for comprehensive immigration reform that respects our immigrant heritage and honors the rule of law. She believes comprehensive reform must have as essential ingredients a strengthening of our borders, greater cross-cooperation with our neighbors, strict but fair enforcement of our laws, federal assistance to our state and local governments, strict penalties for those who exploit undocumented workers, and a path to earned legal status for those who are here, working hard, paying taxes, respecting the law, and willing to meet a high bar.
Sounds pretty balanced; with a good combination of, well, respecting both reality and the rule of law.

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