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Clinton Flip Flops On Border Fence

- November 13, 2015

In November 2015, Clinton Bragged To Voters In New Hampshire That She Had Voted "Numerous Times" To Construct A Barrier At The U.S.-Mexico Border

In New Hampshire, Clinton Recently Boasted About The Number Of Times She Voted To "Build A Barrier To Try And Prevent Illegal Immigrants From Coming In." CLINTON: "Look, I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in. And I do think you have to control your borders." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At Town Hall In Windham High School, Windham, NH, 11/9/15)

But To A Nevada TV Station, Clinton Said That We Could Not Afford To Build A Wall At The Southern Border

Clinton Said She Doesn't Think The U.S. Can Afford To Build A Wall On The Mexican Border. MADDELA: "Can we afford the build a wall on the southern order or ship everyone back." CLINTON: "Well I don't think so, I think it's particularly challenging for those who are advocating that to respond to the fact that we have spent many hundreds of billions of dollars tightening the border security on our southern border." (FOX5 Vegas, 1/6/16)

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In 2008, Clinton Criticized The Bush Administration's Efforts To Build A Border Fence, Calling It "An Absurdity" And Suggesting Resources Go To Technology And Personnel, Rather Than A Fence

In 2008, When She Was Asked About Her Vote For A Border Fence, Clinton Called It An "Absurdity" And Said The Plan Was "Counterproductive." CLINTON: "And having been along the border for the last week or so -- in fact, last night I was at the University of Texas at Brownsville -- and this is how absurd this has become under the Bush administration. Because, you know, there is a smart way to protect our borders, and there is a dumb way to protect our borders. And what I learned last night when I was there with Congressman Ortiz is that the University of Texas at Brownsville would have part of its campus cut off. This is the kind of absurdity that we're getting from this administration. I know it because I've been fighting with them about the northern border. Their imposition of passports and other kinds of burdens are separating people from families, interfering with business and commerce, the movement of goods and people. So what I've said is that I would say, wait a minute, we need to review this. There may be places where a physical barrier is appropriate. I think when both of us voted for this, we were voting for the possibility that where it was appropriate and made sense, it would be considered. But as with so much, the Bush administration has gone off the deep end, and they are unfortunately coming up with a plan that I think is counterproductive." (Hillary Clinton, Democrat Debate At The University Of Texas, Austin, TX, 2/21/08)

  • Clinton in 2008: "Limited Places" Where A Border Fence Would Work, U.S. Should "Deploy More Technology And Personnel, Instead Of The Physical Barrier." CLINTON: "So what I have said is, yes, there are places when after a careful review, again listening to the people who live along the border, there may be limited places where it would work. But let's deploy more technology and personnel, instead of the physical barrier. I frankly think that will work better and it will give us an opportunity to secure our borders without interfering with family relations, business relations, recreation and so much else that makes living along the border, you know, wonderful." (Hillary Clinton,Democrat Debate At The University Of Texas, Austin, TX, 2/21/08)

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