Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton attempted to link her Republican counterpart, Jeb Bush, with other GOP presidential candidates who have staked out positions against immigration reform.
In her first sit-down television interview since as a candidate, Clinton told CNN that the 2016 Republican field ranges “across a spectrum of being either grudgingly welcome or hostile toward immigrants.”
She also took aim at Bush, arguing that the former Florida governor’s position on immigration is “regrettable.”
“He doesn’t believe in a path to citizenship,” she said. “If he did at one time, he no longer does.”
Bush has walked a fine line on immigration. In a 2013 book he called for allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain permanent residency but not citizenship, though he later supported a bipartisan Senate bill that included a path to citizenship. In recent remarks, he’s backed a legal status short of citizenship.
Clinton, meantime, has made immigration reform…
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