New York Times reporter Amy Chozick is understandably miffed by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s reluctance to answer questions – she’s only responded to seven since declaring on April 12. Hoping to get something out of Clinton, Chozick urged readers to submit their own questions via Facebook to The New York Times Politics and Washington page. Give it your best shot here.
|On immigration, Clinton promises to outdo
Obama on executive action.
Specifically, Chozick wants follow up to Clinton’s promise to a group of Hispanic students in Las Vegas that she would pursue a more lawless path (my translation of Clinton’s words) to grant amnesty for unlawful aliens. Watch Clinton here.
The question Chozick would have asked Clinton had the candidate been fielding queries was:
President Obama said his executive action on immigration went as far as the law will allow. You say you would go beyond what he did. How could you stretch the law further than the president of your own party and his Justice Department says it can go?
I’m not crazy about Chozick’s question since it gives Clinton too much wiggle room. Several better, more pointed questions came immediately to my mind that might help determine just how all-in on immigration Clinton is – as if we’d didn’t already know.
Here they are.
Enforce immigration laws at the border and in the U.S. interior?
Urge Congress to end birthright citizenship and chain migration?
Impose heavy financial and jail sentence penalties on employers who hire illegal immigrants?
Investigate, prosecute and deport immigrants guilty of refugee and asylum fraud?
Defund sanctuary cities?
Announce the immediate termination of Obama’s Central American Minors program and his parole-in-place program?
Acknowledge that millions of work-authorized legal permanent residents who have come to the U.S. in the past decade have, in part, displaced Americans workers and contributed to wage stagnation?
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