[Marxism] Clinton for border wall

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 23 11:28:25 MDT 2006


On the US-Mexico border, that is. We already knew she
loved the Zionist wall.
In addition to the below, see
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/23/washington/23abort.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
for the latest on her and the rest of her party's
support for antichoice candidates.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/wn_report/story/411268p-347915c.html
New York Daily News - http://www.nydailynews.com
Hil: Border needs wall
Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

Taking her hardest line yet against illegal
immigrants, Sen. Hillary Clinton told the Daily News
she wants U.S. borders secured with a wall or fence,
possibly surveillance drones and infrared cameras.

Clinton's proposal - which came just weeks after she
blasted Republican crackdowns on illegal immigrants as
un-Christian - raised the ire of activists.

But she tempered her remarks by saying that, while she
supports a barrier to stem new illegal immigrants, she
favors a legalization process for the 11 million
undocumented aliens already here.

In an exclusive interview with the News' Michael
Goodwin, Clinton said that she envisions a two-stage
plan in which border security is beefed up, followed
by legalization efforts in a year or two.

"A physical structure is obviously important," the New
York Democrat and possible presidential contender told
Goodwin. "A wall in certain areas would be
appropriate," she said, endorsing a high-tech "smart
fence" that could spot people approaching from 200 or
300 yards.

Embracing both conservative and liberal goals, Clinton
said said she backs citizenship rather than amnesty
for illegal immigrants, as long as it's "earned."

At the same time, she welcomed tougher enforcement of
federal laws punishing employers who hire illegal
immigrants. Clinton also pooh-poohed a work and school
boycott by advocacy groups set for May 1.

At a planning meeting yesterday for a human chain
demonstration in the five boroughs that day, immigrant
advocates booed Clinton's get-tough stance.

"To see the senator from New York, which is clearly an
immigrant state, take a position that harsh is not the
real solution," said Gouri Sadhwani, executive
director of the New York Civic Participation Project
and La Fuente. "The flow of undocumented immigrants
into our country will not be stopped by putting up a
fence along the Mexican border."

Saul Campoverde, 35, a construction worker from
Bushwick, Brooklyn, who came to the U.S. illegally
from Ecuador 10 years ago, also ripped the fence plan.

"That would be like clipping the wings off a bird -
that would kill many people's dreams of having a
better opportunity, future for their families," he
said.

Activists were happier with what Clinton had to say
last month when she lambasted GOP moves to brand
undocumented immigrants as felons.

"It is certainly not in keeping with my understanding
of the Scriptures," she said then. "This bill would
literally criminalize the good Samaritan - and
probably even Jesus himself." 

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