Amnesty Activists Already Pressuring Hillary To Expand Obama's Amnesty

Conn Carroll
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Posted: Dec 03, 2014 12:00 PM
Amnesty Activists Already Pressuring Hillary To Expand Obama's Amnesty

As predicted here less than a week ago, amnesty activists are already pressuring Hillary Clinton not only to renew President Obama's existing executive amnesty, but promise extend it even further.

Today on MSNBC's Daily Rundown, Latino Decisions previewed a new poll showing that 85 percent of Latino voters would be likely to support Hillary Clinton for president, but only if she promised to renew Obama's executive amnesty. Without that promise, support for Hillary among Latinos dropped to just 37 percent.  

Furthermore, the new Latino Decisions poll found that 73 percent of Latinos believe the next president should expand the executive amnesty program if Congress does not pass it's own amnesty bill. 

"We found overwhelming support, 73 percent of Latinos say they support the president, or a future president, using additional executive action to continue protecting the additional 5 to 6 million undocumented immigrants who were not covered under the executive action of two weeks ago," Latino Decisions co-founder Matt Barreto told MSNBC.

It is estimated that there are about 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the country today. Obama's first two amnesties, the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the 2014 "Immigration Accountability Executive Action," only provided work permits, Social Security numbers, and drivers licenses to an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants. That leaves about 6 million illegal immigrants without amnesty and activists will not stop until they are all given benefits.

Presente.org, one of the amnesty activist groups that helped pay for the Latino Decisions poll, even has a campaign titled, "4 Million Down. 7 Million To Go." And the amnesty activists have a point: if Obama has the executive power to grant amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants, then he also has the power to grant amnesty to all 11 million.

We'll soon find out if Hillary Clinton agrees.