Video: Hillary Clinton Gives Sour Answer To Immigration Advocates

Posted: Sep 15, 2014 1:50 PM

I wonder if the end-all, be-all answer to America's problems in Hillary's mind is, "We need to elect more Democrats." 

That is exactly what she said in Iowa after she was asked for her stance on President Obama's decision to delay immigration reform until after the election. 

Here is the video: 

She seemed excited after Monica, a young immigrant a part of the immigration advocacy group, "DREAMer," introduced herself, but was quickly irritated by two members of the group who demanded her position on the issue. The disappointed look on their faces after her sour answer is how many immigration advocates feel after Obama delayed immigration reform once again even though he promised executive action before the end of summer. 

This letdown by the president has devastated immigration reform advocates who are finding it hard to support the president and other Democrats who have run from this issue. 

Frank Sharry, the executive director of immigration-advocacy group America's Voice, told Vox:

"It feels like, once again, the Democratic Party is saying, 'We like you when it's convenient, but if we're going to risk white voters, we're not really into you.'"

Latino voters have had overwhelming support for Democrats in the past several elections, but should ponder if electing more Democrats like Hillary Clinton is proposing is the best option to finally see effective immigration reform in the U.S.