WASHINGTON, May 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Democratic presidential
contender Hillary Clinton finally agreed to appear on the highly-rated Fox
News show The O'Reilly Factor. Her interview, which was taped earlier this
week while she was campaigning in South Bend, Indiana, was broadcast on The
Factor over two consecutive nights. Last night, part two of "Hillary in the
No Spin Zone" aired, and she was asked questions on the topics of foreign
policy, the War on Terror, and illegal immigration. When Bill O'Reilly
turned to the immigration debate, he asked, "Will you shut down sanctuary
cities?" Hillary responded, "No, I will not."
According to a new report from the Federation for American Immigration
Reform (FAIR), the illegal immigrant population within the United States
currently exceeds 13 million, an estimate that has almost doubled since
2000. Given this increasing trend, Hillary's response should be frightening
to American families, who are forced to live with frequent criminal
activity committed by illegals in sanctuary cities. Even during the Senate
debate of the Grand Amnesty bill last year, Senator Clinton voted against
the Coleman Amendment which would have banned sanctuary cities (Roll Call
"It is an outrage that Hillary Clinton is running to become President
of the United States, yet she is openly admitting that she will not enforce
America's laws," said Eagle Forum Executive Director Jessica Echard.
"Sanctuary city policies put all Americans in danger, and as an elected
official, Hillary Clinton is well aware of that fact. Do we really want to
elect someone who will enable criminal aliens to roam our streets?"
Last August, several African-American college-bound teenagers were
brutally murdered while listening to music in a playground in Newark, NJ,
one of many U.S. sanctuary cities. Although Newark is no stranger to
violence, the perpetrator was an illegal alien from Peru, who had been
previously charged with raping a 5-year-old girl, but was released despite
his obvious illegal presence in this country.
"If Hillary Clinton will not enforce the law against sanctuary cities,
why should we believe she will enforce any other immigration laws or build
the fence?" stated Echard. "She will simply continue the Bush open border
policies which she pretends to condemn and that have allowed our illegal
immigration population to nearly double since 2000."
Contact: Suzanne Bibby
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SOURCE Eagle Forum