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Clinton Wants “Open Trade And Open Borders”

- October 9, 2016

In Leaked Transcripts Of Her Speeches, Clinton Said That “Open Borders” Were Part Of Her “Dream” For An Americas Style European Union

In A 2013 Speech Clinton Said That “My Dream Is A Hemispheric Common Market, With Open Trade And Open Borders.” “Hillary Clinton Said Her Dream Is A Hemispheric Common Market, With Open Trade And Open Markets. *‘My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.’ [05162013 Remarks to Banco Itau.doc, p. 28]” (TCARRK@HillaryClinton.com, Remarks to Banco Itau, 5/16/13, Email To Clinton Campaign Communications Staff, 2/8/16)

Clinton’s “Dream” Of An EU-Like American Common Market With “Open Borders” Are In Stark Contrast To Her Official Position Of Wanting To Renegotiate NAFTA. “As far back as her run for president in 2008, Clinton has said she wanted to renegotiate NAFTA to get better terms for the United States. But in a speech at a Brazilian bank conference in 2013, she laid out a vision for trade throughout the Americas. ‘My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, sometime in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere,’ Clinton said.” (Doug Palmer, “Clinton Raved About Trans-Pacific Partnership Before She Rejected It,” Politico, 10/8/16)

Clinton’s Private “Open Borders” Comments Confirms That She Would Enact An Immigration Policy That Would Open Our Borders

The Washington Post’s Dan Balz: “Now We Have The Evidence” That Clinton Has Called For “Open Borders.” CNN’S JOHN KING: “The idea of this email was, John Podesta, the campaign chairman, asked campaign aides, go through these transcripts, just in case they do become public, go through these transcripts, or if we're debating whether we release them, go through them and see what's troublesome in there. Another thing that I bet Donald Trump does bring up tonight, that in a speech to a Brazilian bank in 2013, she talked about the United States and then the hemisphere essentially being like the European Union. ‘My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders.’ Conservatives have jumped on the open borders part, and I assume Donald Trump’s going to try to make her answer for that tonight.” THE WASHINGTON POST’S DAN BALZ: “John, I did a search on Friday afternoon after we heard about this on Clinton open borders and almost everything that popped up were fact checks that said Donald Trump has accused her of wanting open borders, she's never said that. Now we have the evidence that she has said that.” (CNN’s “Inside Politics,” 10/9/16)

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Vanity Fair’s T.A. Frank: Clinton’s Policy Could Be Called “Open Borders, Except Its Messier. It’s More Like A Free-For-All.” “‘I would not deport children,’ she said at a debate in March, after proposing the exact opposite in late 2014. ‘I do not want to deport family members, either.’ In short, under Clinton’s policy, if you manage to sneak across the border illegally and make it into a city, you won’t be removed. You could call that open borders, except it’s messier. It’s more like a free-for-all.” (T.A Frank, “The One Issue That Could Destroy Hillary Clinton,” Vanity Fair, 5/17/16)

During Her Campaign, Clinton Has Promised “To Stop Deportations Of Almost Everyone, Aside From Violent Criminals Or Terrorists.” “Clinton also has been mildly critical of Obama’s deportation program, promising to stop deportations of almost everyone, aside from violent criminals or terrorists.” (Anne Gearan and Paul Kane, “Clinton’s Top Priorities: Gun Control And Immigration Reform. Could She Deliver On Either?” The Washington Post, 5/2/16)

Clinton’s “Open Borders” Comments Show She Cannot Be Trusted On NAFTA Or TPP

Clinton’s “Dream” Of An EU-Like American Common Market With “Open Borders” Are In Stark Contrast To Her Official Position Of Wanting To Renegotiate NAFTA. “As far back as her run for president in 2008, Clinton has said she wanted to renegotiate NAFTA to get better terms for the United States. But in a speech at a Brazilian bank conference in 2013, she laid out a vision for trade throughout the Americas. ‘My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, sometime in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere,’ Clinton said.” (Doug Palmer, “Clinton Raved About Trans-Pacific Partnership Before She Rejected It,” Politico, 10/8/16)

  • FLASHBACK: During The 2008 Campaign, Clinton Praised NAFTA In Front Of Free Traders And Slammed NAFTA In Front Of Labor Groups. "Appearing before free-trade supporters, she has praised the landmark North American Free Trade Agreement, which is loathed by many unions. But speaking to a union audience as a presidential candidate, Clinton said NAFTA hurt workers." (Peter Nicholas, "Clinton's 2008 Lead Is Clear, Though Her Policies Often Aren't," Los Angeles Times, 10/4/07)

Financial Times Editorial: Clinton’s Double Speak On NAFTA Is Just Like Her Current Rhetoric On The Trans-Pacific Partnership, Speaking “From One Side Of Her Mouth When In Office And From The Other Side When Out Of It.” “This is not the first time Mrs Clinton has spoken from one side of her mouth when in office and from the other side when out of it. When she was running against Mr Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, she said that she would renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ‘to take out the ability of foreign companies to sue us because of what we do to protect our workers’. After joining Mr Obama’s administration in 2009, she reversed course and supported similar ‘investor-state dispute settlement’ provisions in the TPP.” (Editorial, “Hillary Clinton, The TPP And The Trust Problem,” Financial Times, 10/8/15)


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