The Corner

Clinton Takes Firmer Tone on Immigration: Must Be Clear Illegal Children Can’t Stay

Hillary Clinton says she supports comprehensive immigration reform, but she seemed to take a harder line on children who recently arrived in the U.S. illegally than many Democrats have. Arguing increasing violence in Central America is the cause for the sudden surge in child immigrants, Clinton said the children and their families aren’t entitled to stay in the U.S.

“It may be safer, but that’s not the answer,” she said during CNN’s town-hall event on Tuesday. “They should be sent back as soon as it can be determined who are responsible adults in their families are.”

Clinton offered some solutions to the issue, including enhanced border security and providing emergency services to the troubled nations. Allowing the children to stay, and ultimately be used to bring their families over, poses significant problems to the rule of law, she said.

“We have to send a clear message that just because your child gets across the border that doesn’t mean that child gets to stay,” she continued. “We don’t want to send a message that is contrary to our laws or will encourage more children to make that dangerous journey.”

Most Popular

PC Culture

Defiant Dave Chappelle

When Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special Sticks & Stones came out in August, the overwhelming response from critics was that it was offensive, unacceptable garbage. Inkoo Kang of Slate declared that Chappelle’s “jokes make you wince.” Garrett Martin, in the online magazine Paste, maintained that the ... Read More
Film & TV

Joker: An Honest Treatment of Madness

When I saw that the New York Times and The New Yorker had run columns berating the new Joker movie, criticizing it not simply on cinematic grounds but instead insisting that the film amounted to a clandestine defense of “whiteness” in an attempt to buttress the electoral aim of “Republicans” — this is a ... Read More
Elections

The Democrats’ Disastrous CNN LGBT Town Hall

A few days after Donald Trump committed the worst foreign-policy blunder of his presidency by betraying America’s Kurdish allies in northern Syria, former vice president Joe Biden, the elder statesman and co-frontrunner in the Democratic presidential primary, was on a national stage talking to CNN’s primetime ... Read More
White House

What Is Impeachment For?

W hat is impeachment for? Seems like a simple question. Constitutionally speaking, it also appears to have a simple answer: to cite and remove from power a president guilty of wrongdoing. Aye, there’s the rub. What sort of wrongdoing warrants removal from power? I’d wager that the flames of ... Read More
Elections

Beto Proposes to Oppress Church with State

Beto O’Rourke’s presidential campaign is within the margin of error of non-existence, but in his failure he has found a purpose: expressing the Democratic id. His latest bid for left-wing love came at a CNN forum on gay rights, where he said that churches that oppose same-sex marriage should have to pay ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith Resigns

Fox News Channel's chief anchor, Shepard Smith, announced on air Friday that he would be resigning from his post after 23 years with the network. “This is my last newscast here,” said Smith. “Recently, I asked the company to allow me to leave Fox News. After requesting that I stay, they obliged.” He ... Read More