Hillary’s running mate addressed an important Democrat constituency on Monday—illegal aliens in the United States. Tim Kaine made sure he used Spanish when he promised Hillary will legalize illegals within the first 100 days of her administration.
From Fox News, the Latino version:
Kaine said that he would work hard to make Clinton’s promise to make introducing an immigration reform bill in Congress a priority.
“Hillary will do that in the administration’s first 100 days,” Kaine said in Telemundo. “With my Senate background with colleagues and party officials, I will help with that effort.”
“Senators are already talking about how, after January, if Hillary is president, we should work on immigration reform quickly,” he told Univision.
Telemundo’s Rebeka Smyth questioned the Democrats’ record on immigration, noting that President Obama has deported record numbers of people and that Clinton has advocated the immediate return of unaccompanied minors. “Why should we trust Democrats?” Smyth asked.
“Because we’re fighting every day for a reform of the system,” Kaine answered and then brought up Clinton’s Republican opponent. “In this campaign, Hillary Clinton wanted to reform the system in 2006. Donald Trump isn’t just fighting reform … for him, Latinos are second-class people.”
Forget about Republican resistance.
The Washington Times reports:
Mr. Kaine also predicted that House Republicans, who stopped President Obama’s last bid for legalization in 2013, will reverse themselves next year and said House Speaker Paul D. Ryan will lead the GOP to embrace legalization.
“Paul Ryan and the other leaders of his party are going to understand that if they want a future for their party they are going to have to work together to find a solution to this,” Mr. Kaine told “Noticias Telemundo,” according to a transcript provided by the network.