Hillary Clinton’s new immigration stance is making reformers very, very happy


Hillary Clinton will grab the issue of immigration by the horns — and she’s daring any Republican challengers to do the same.

The former secretary of state was expected to back a pathway to citizenship for the country’s estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants while speaking at a roundtable in Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon.

She did that. But she also laid out a progressive stance on immigration that could contrast her with a Republican field of candidates who have focused more on securing the border and enforcing the rule of law.

In particular, Clinton emphasized that she wanted undocumented immigrants to achieve citizenship — not some sort of “legal status,” which Republican presidential candidates such as Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) have endorsed.

“This is where I differ with everybody on the Republican side,” she told the panel, students at Rancho High School in North Las Vegas, where the event was…

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