A new video of Bill Clinton talking to Congress twenty years ago about illegal immigrants has just come back to haunt Hillary’s campaign in a big way.
According to Western Journalism, the group NumbersUSA released the 1996 footage and compared Bill’s words to those of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. These days, the term “illegal immigrant” is considered offensive and has been shirked by liberals in favor of words like “aspiring citizens.” Twenty years ago, however, Bill used the term with ease.
“But there are some areas that the federal government should not leave and should address and address strongly,” Bill said in his 1996 State of the Union address. “One of these areas is the problem of illegal immigration. After years of neglect, this administration has taken a strong stand to stiffen the protection of our borders. We are increasing border controls by 50 percent.”
Trump has said we should fight illegal immigration by building a wall on the border the size of the wall surrounding the Vatican City.
“We are increasing inspections to prevent the hiring of illegal immigrants,” Bill added. “And tonight, I announce I will sign an executive order to deny federal contracts to businesses that hire illegal immigrants.”
Trump is a strong supporter of E-Verify, the government system put in place to ensure employers are hiring only those who are legally eligible to work. Bill concluded his remarks by pointing out the distinction between hardworking legal immigrants and their illegal alien counterparts.
“Let me be very clear about this: We are still a nation of immigrants; we should be proud of it,” he said. “We should honor every legal immigrant here, working hard to be a good citizen, working hard to become a new citizen. But we are also a nation of laws.”
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