Hillary Knocks Trump Admin For Immigration Family Policies
Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton slammed the Trump administration on Monday for separating illegal immigrant families at the border, shirking comments she made on immigration in 2014.
Clinton made several factually specious comments during her speech in New York. She insisted that “nursing infants [are] being ripped away from their mothers” — something the Department of Homeland Security says never happened. Clinton also claimed that migrants are not causing crime in Germany, despite a government study that attributed a recent rise in violence crime to young male refugees. (RELATED: ‘We Do Not Separate Babies From Adults’: DHS Denies Allegation It ‘Ripped’ Breastfeeding Baby From Mother)
Her comments on separating families at the border also fly in the face of other comments she made in 2014 about immigrant children.
“We are a better country than one that tears families apart, turns a blind eye to women fleeing domestic violence, and treats frightened children as a negotiating tool as a means to a political end,” Clinton said Monday. “These actions are an affront to our values and they undermine America’s reputation as a beacon of hope and freedom in the world.”
During a 2014 interview, however, Clinton asserted that illegal immigrants should be sent back to their countries. (RELATED: Hillary In 2014: Illegal Immigrants Have Got To Go)
“I think all of them who can be reunited with their families should be…but we’ve got to send a clear message that just because your child gets across the border that doesn’t mean your child gets to stay,” Clinton stated. “We don’t want to send a message that is contrary to our laws and encourages them to make the dangerous journey.”