2005 July 19 Tuesday
Hillary Clinton Not Serious About Border Security

Hillary Clinton has talked tough on illegal immigration. But Hillary has since taken positions opposing measures to crack down on illegal immigration. Once again Hillary refuses to put our money where she pretends to be on immigration.

The Senate voted yesterday against fulfilling its pledge from last year to hire 2,000 more Border Patrol agents and fund 8,000 new detention beds for illegal aliens in fiscal 2006, as some potential presidential candidates weighed in on border security and illegal immigration.

Hillary voted against both amendments that would have increased the number of Border Patrol agents and also that would have allowed all the non-Mexican illegal immigrants who are captured crossing the border to be held for deportation.

The major Democratic Party contenders for the 2008 Presidential election all voted against tighter border security.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, who had made a splash recently with comments about cracking down on illegal immigration, voted against both amendments, as did Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the 2004 Democratic nominee, and Democratic Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, who has said he plans to run.

Hillary has the audacity to criticise the pathetic Bush Administration policies on border control even as she opposes measures to strengthen border security.

Just last week the former first lady blasted President Bush on border security in a statement posted to her official Senate Web site.

"This administration has failed to provide the resources to protect our borders, or a better system to keep track of entrants to this country," she complained, adding, "I welcome the addition of more border security."

Who is a bigger liar? George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton? I figure Bush is because he's had more opportunity to craft big lies to implement policies. During her husband's administration Bill and not Hillary was the architect of the biggest lies.

Speaking to the Mexican racial interest group National Council of "The Race" Hillary Clinton called for in state college tuition and amnesty for illegal alien high school graduates.

She also touched on several education issues, including her support of legislation known as the DREAM Act, which would allow illegal immigrant children who finish high school in the United States to avoid deportation, earn a path to citizenship, and possibly receive in-state college tuition rates. The National Council of La Raza held a rally in support of the measure on Sunday.

"We want to make it possible for the 65,000 undocumented young people who graduate from our high schools each year to receive in-state tuition rates and pursue their own dreams," she said. "I hope, with your help, we will make that Dream Act a reality this year."

One wonders what she advocates for illegal alien high school drop-outs. Does she draw a distinction between the desirability of those smart enough to go to college and those who aren't even smart enough to graduate from high school? The average Hispanic 12th grader knows about as much as the average white 8th grader. Would Hillary Clinton publically acknowledge this fact if confronted with it? Would she agree that sending people with 8th or 9th grade levels of education on to college with racial preferences works against the best interests of the nation? Or does she think that higher achieving white, East Asian, and South Asian students should be discriminated against for the benefit of a growing Democratic Party voting block that is a source of cheap labor for businesses that donate to both parties?

I think it is clear at this point that Hillary Clinton is not serious about cutting back on illegal immigration. The only hope for immigration restrictionists in the 2008 Presidential election is Tom Tancredo.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2005 July 19 03:18 PM  Immigration Politics

John S Bolton said at July 19, 2005 3:47 PM:

The power greedy know exactly how to make racial and ethnic conflict go up every year. Lure in millions with promises of almost free college, then process them on to the racial patronage quota placeholding machine. The existing population is not as susceptible to shaping for the wastrel welfare society as the absolute power seekers would like. These officials are thoroughly irresponsible, the foreign central banks are supporting our currency to the extent of more than $500 billion a year. The last thing we can afford is another surge in welfarization, but that is what they're reaching for. The increase in the aggression on the net taxpayer is treated as a moral irrelevancy. Why not smash the rich; aren't they racists if they complain about who is picked out for these new waves of handouts? Excuse me, egalitarian wreckers, but do you have permission from the Bank of Japan, for your latest investment in people?

FriendlyFire said at July 19, 2005 4:57 PM:

the foreign central banks are supporting our currency to the extent of more than $500 billion a year...but do you have permission from the Bank of Japan, for your latest investment in people?

Perhaps another tax cut for the rich will help ?
(Very funny bank of Japan, we know full well who is keeping the US currency high by fixing there own currency)

Howard Veit said at July 19, 2005 10:57 PM:

Great Post and you have a terrific site. I linked to this post and made your site my "site of the week."

D Flinchum said at July 20, 2005 7:29 AM:

I have a near permanent headache from rolling my eyes whenever I read that Hillary is "tough on illegal immigration". A short demonstration of how Hillary will be on all sides of this issue (and others) between now and 2006 & 2008:

"The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers are Going Broke" is a good read. One of the reasons it gives as to "Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers are Going Broke" is that houses in good school districts are so expensive. It is written by a mother and daughter team (Elizabeth Warren & Amelia Warren Tyagi) and the mother tells a good story about her meeting with HC. A greatly compressed version of it is below. For the record, EW is a professor at Harvard Law School, and hardly a member of the vast right-wing conspiracy.

In 1998, Elizabeth Warren wrote an op-ed for the NYT, noting how bad the bankruptcy bill then before Congress would be for middle-class families who were in financial trouble. HC read it and asked for a meeting with her. HC & EW spoke for a bit about the bill, and HC announced that she would help stop "that awful bill". Although the bill had considerable support among some of President Clinton's staff, HC managed to change minds and hearts on the issue. Congress passed the bill in 2000, but President Clinton vetoed it.

Fast-forward to 2001. In spring of 2001, GWB is in the White House and the bill - virtually unchanged from the year before and still containing the "awful" parts - comes before the Senate. Senator Hillary Clinton votes FOR it. What changed her mind? Possibly $140,000 in campaign contributions from banking industry executives. The issue here for me is not that she voted for the bill per se. Many Senators did. The issue is that she voted for a bill that she herself considered awful.

I strongly suspect that her solution to illegal immigration will be amnesty and more open borders when it comes to a vote. Her voting record on immigration issues is D- overall with recent votes rated as F by BetterImmigration.com.

John S Bolton said at July 21, 2005 6:11 AM:

If your stock in trade is expropriation, the worse the situation with indigent and mortally diseased foreigners piling in on the system can be made to get, the better that will be for you.

crush41 said at July 21, 2005 3:38 PM:

Tancredo may get some get some morale support in the primaries from Senator Cornyn of Texas, who I'm assuming is going to run based on how much he's been in the media recently. Randall, you should post on the proposed Kyl/Cornyn bill. It authorizes 10,000 additional border patrol agents (and as many beds), 1250 new Customs agents, 10,000 more ICE agents, and $5 billion for detection technology. There is still ample room for family members to get in and not leave, or for temp workers do overstay, but it's a hell of a lot better than anything yet.

John S Bolton said at July 23, 2005 3:59 PM:

In terms of single payer socialized medicine, each antimerit cohort of immigrants increases the likelihood of this. If socialized medicine goes through here, progress in medical technology will stop and reverse throughout the world, for the first time since the middle ages. It is the needs of millions of antimerit immigrants swamping the system, which will precipitate this debacle. If several areas of technology go backward at once, such as transport, medical and power generating, this is what the crash into a dark age looks like. Sen. Clinton wants a single payer system, and is quite attuned to the needs of the uninsured, and their catastrophic growth rate through antimerit immigration policies. Private medicine in America is the only factor keeping this most important technology from going backward. One way it does this is through the pronounced two tier system in a rich country, which allows one group to buy additional life expectancy while leaving the poor to die. Without one group moving ahead on large funding, hundreds of billions actually, which is not shared with the poor, medical technology does not move forward. The needs of the low income, exponentially swelling with the mass immigration of those who need dialysis, for example, swamp the system and push medical technology backwards. Basic needs will come first, it is unavoidable in such circumstances.

Joe USA said at August 21, 2005 2:24 PM:

Fuck Hillary Clinton both her and her asshole husband should be in jail!

Ralph DeMattia said at March 26, 2006 10:09 PM:

You're JUST NOW getting the message that Hillary Clinton is full of shit? Most of us have known THAT since January 20, 1992; where have you been? Like she didn't know her husband was working for the Dune Coons! Yeah, I'll believe THAT one after the one about Democrats liking white people! Isn't it funny, though, how so many Democrats sponsor Black, Hispanic, and Gay agendas, but NEVER seem to live in those neighborhoods? Could they be full of shit? HMMMMMMMMMM! Well, if she gets elected, at least we'll get another day off from work!

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