Hillary Clinton, who enraged DREAMers back in June for supporting the deportation of illegal alien children, is expected to promote amnesty for illegals on Cinco de Mayo in an effort to rebrand herself as the “amnesty candidate.”
Clinton is making amnesty a “defining issue” in her presidential campaign, according to insiders, in an attempt to capture Latino voters from Republicans and expand the Democratic voting base, and she’s making the announcement at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nev., where 70% of students are Hispanic.
“She will say that the standard for a true solution is nothing less than a full and equal path to citizenship,” a campaign official told ABC News.
It’s simply a calculated move to win pro-amnesty voters; Clinton never seemed to care about them before.
Case in point, she famously blew off an Iowa DREAMer back in September when he complained that Democrats weren’t working fast enough to enact full-blown amnesty.
“Well, I think we have to elect more Democrats,” she answered, which enraged the amnesty activists.
Cesar Vargas of the DREAM Action Coalition called it her “first strike in dealing with immigration.”
Activists were also outraged last year when Clinton said illegal aliens from Central America should be “sent back.”
“We have to send a clear message: Just because your child gets across the border, that doesn’t mean the child gets to stay,” Hillary told CNN. “So we don’t want to send a message that is contrary to our laws, or will encourage more children to make that dangerous journey.”
But just as the wind blows, Clinton constantly changes her views to sway voters her way.
“As a drearily soulless, principle-free, power-hungry veteran of D.C.’s game of thrones, she’s about as banal of an American politician as it gets,” Grenn Greenwald wrote. “One of the few unique aspects to her, perhaps the only one, is how the genuinely inspiring gender milestone of her election will (following the Obama model) be exploited to obscure her primary role as guardian of the status quo.”
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