Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is in support of positive immigration reform. She feels so strongly on the subject because it would help workers in that they would no longer have to compete with people who can be taken advantage of due to their undocumented status in this country. The more legitimate the work force becomes, the less there is to worry about for workers and employers alike.
“If you’re an undocumented worker, you can be paid less, you can be exploited, and jobs can be taken away from others,” Clinton said in an interview with the Des Moines Registrar recently. These comments come on the heels of Clinton losing ground in the primary race to fellow Democrat Bernie Sanders, a more liberal senator from Vermont.
She repeatedly spoke out against the Republican field, whose stance on the matter of immigration is essentially the exact opposite. In fact, she mentioned the policy of the Republican front-runner Donald Trump specifically, who claims he will rid the U.S. of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants but has yet to offer any details to his plan.
“I’m going to be pressing for specifics, because there aren’t specifics,” Clinton said. “This is just the kind of political rhetoric that doesn’t belong in our election.” She is insistent that she will continue to press Trump and others for answers on behalf of immigrants and voters everywhere while she remains steadfast in her position that aligns very much with President Obama’s. According to the Washington Post, Clinton claims to want to “fight for comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship.”