April 17, 2014
Hillary Rodham Clinton, answering an emotional plea from an undocumented immigrant in New York on Thursday, said that she strongly supports comprehensive immigration reform and called on the Republican-led House to pass legislation granting a path to citizenship.
“I’m a huge supporter of immigration reform and a path to citizenship and will continue to advocate for that,” said Clinton, a former secretary of state and prospective 2016 Democratic presidential candidate.
Clinton’s remarks came at a girls’ empowerment forum, part of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation’s “No Ceilings” initiative. A young woman tearfully asked Clinton what she would do to fix the nation’s immigration problem and testified that her educational opportunities were being stymied because she is an undocumented immigrant. She called this “an extreme glass ceiling for me that I can’t control.”