Hillary Clinton Apologizes to Hispanics for Using the Phrase ‘Illegal Immigrants’ During Campaign Stop

Hillary Clinton Apologizes to Hispanics for Using the Phrase ‘Illegal Immigrants’ During Campaign Stop

Poor Hillary Clinton has gotten herself into quite a bind, after — as usual — trying to be all things to all people. So now she’s having to desperately backtrack after using the phrase illegal immigrants.

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Hillary Clinton fell on her espada during a Facebook Q&A on Tuesday, pledging that she will stop using the term ‘illegal immigrants’ to refer to people who are in the United States unlawfully.

Immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas upbraided her for her choice of words during a Nov. 9 campaign stop in New Hampshire, where she hinted at a subject she usually avoids: a series of Senate vote she once cast to bulk up security on America’s southern border.

‘I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in,’ she said then. ‘And I do think you have to control your borders.’

Vargas threw down the gauntlet on Tuesday as Clinton prepared for Colorado campaign stops in Boulder and Denver, saying ‘illegal immigrant’ is ‘an offensive term that many leaders and media have abandoned in recent years’ and asking Clinton to pledge never to let it escape her lips again.

‘Yes, I will,’ Hillary replied to the challenge. ‘That was a poor choice of words.’

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… The modest Q&A event – Clinton answered only a tiny fraction of the questions posed to her in English and Spanish – was conducted by the Spanish-language TV network Telemundo, which caters to Americans who make up the crucial Hispanic voting bloc.

One man responded to Clinton’s soft mea-culpa with outrage, saying that he is an immigrant who came to the U.S. legally.

‘What term would be better?’ he asked. ‘Criminal immigrant? Non-law abiding immigrant?’

‘If you have broken our federal immigration laws, you are not law abiding. It is unfair to those who have immigrated legally.’

Well, let’s see… if they’re immigrants who immigrated to the United States illegally, does that not make them… illegal immigrants? It should be hilarious to see how Hillary spins this when she decides to pretend she wants to tamp down on illegal immigration at her next campaign stop.

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