Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Clintons Have Failed Latinos on Immigration Reform

The Clintons have championed "get tough" policies that have bolstered those who have a financial incentive to maintain the status quo.

By Adriana Maestas, TeleSUR
April 18, 2016

It has been 10 years since the immigration marches of 2006 began when activists marched against a proposed federal crackdown on immigration. In spring 2006, a bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives that would make it a felony to be in the United States without documentation; ultimately this bill did not become a law. Instead of advancing a progressive and humane agenda on immigration, both Hillary and Bill Clinton have failed the Latino community on immigration reform.

Weeks before voters in California passed Proposition 187 in 1994, which called for preventing undocumented immigrants from receiving any public benefit, the Clinton administration announced Operation Gatekeeper, which was designed to curtail illegal immigration at the southern border.[...]

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