WASHINGTON, May 6 (PNA/Sputnik) — Workers who are undocumented in the U.S. state in New York pay more in taxes than corporations, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said at a roundtable event in Nevada.
Clinton explained she has supported President Barack Obama’s Executive Order on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which allows undocumented immigrants who entered the United States before their 16th birthday and before June 2007 to receive a two-year work permit and exemption from deportation.
Clinton concluded that immigration reform is about improving people’s lives and enabling those who have started businesses in the United States and have raised children to contribute to society legally.
She also noted that comprehensive immigration reform needs to give legal representation to undocumented youths and vulnerable groups such as the undocumented LGBT community.
In response to a question from an undocumented Nevada school student about what would Clinton do to help the undocumented LGBT community, Clinton said she referred to the LGBT community when she talked about vulnerable communities.
Clinton explained, however, that systemic issues related to comprehensive immigration reform can only be changed periodically, but praised the economic benefits of providing the undocumented residents opportunities to contribute to the economy legally.
Clinton concluded that the United States must do more to provide a safe environment for U.S. undocumented immigrant community, and particularly for its most vulnerable elements.
On April 12, 2015, Clinton announced her bid to seek the Democratic presidential nomination, simultaneously announcing that she was stepping down from the board of the Clinton Foundation. (PNA/Sputnik)