The Washington Times - November 6, 2007, 05:19PM
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driver’s licenses for illegal aliens issueheated discussionSituation Room
Candy Crowley: Driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants. You have said you broadly support what the governors are doing. Let me narrow that question down: If I wrote a story that said absent a broad illegal immigration bill, ‘Hillary Clinton agrees about giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants,’ is that correct?\ \ \ Hillary Clinton: No. What I said is that I support what governors are trying to do. And governors are on the front lines because of the failures to get comprehensive immigration reform. There are already eight states that issue driver’s licenses without any verification of citizenship. That’s a decision that the governors and legislatures and the people of those states have made. I understand …\ \ \ Crowley: But do you see why people think …\ \ \ Clinton: You know, Candy …\ \ \ Crowley: … that you are not answering the question.\ \ \ Clinton: I think that if you go back and look at the complexity of this issue, I don’t think a lot of these hard questions lend themselves to raising your hand and I know that that’s easier in 30 seconds context to try to do.\ \ \ I think the fact that governors are being forced into this position is really unfortunate. They should not be making immigration policy. The federal governor should be making immigration policy. And that’s what I’m going to try to do as president again.\ \ \ And I do not believe that in the context of federal immigration reform that that would be an issue that governors would have to contend with.
FOX 5-Washington Times-Rasmussen Reports pollChristina Bellantoni, national political reporter, The Washington Times