I did a search but didn't see this posted anywhere else. Mods please close if it's a dupe (and sorry if so).
This entire speech sounds just like it's out of Trump's own stated mission --
It got big applause and a standing ovation in 1995 --
And it was delivered by Bill Clinton.
It was a state of the union speech no less. www.youtube.com...
I made a transcript. - RC
President Bill Clinton, STATE OF THE UNION Speech, US Capitol, 1995, televised by C-SPAN
All Americans, not only in the states most heavily affected but in every place in this country are rightly disturbed by the large number of illegal
aliens entering our country.
The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants.
The public services they use impose burdens on our taxpayers.
That's why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more, by hiring a record number of new border guards.
By deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before.
By cracking down on illegal hiring.
By barring welfare benefits to illegal aliens.
In the budget I present to you we will try to do more to speed the deportation of illegal aliens who are arrested for crimes.
To better identify illegal aliens in the workplace, as recommended by the commission headed by former congresswoman Barbara Jordan.*
We are a nation of immigrants.
But we are also a nation of laws.
It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years
and We. Must. Do. More. to stop it.
Useful trivia: from Wiki: The Pew Hispanic Center estimates that, in the 1980s, the net advance of the U.S. undocumented immigrant population was at
130,000 per year, increasing to 450,000 per year from 1990 through 1994, further increasing to 750,000 per year from 1995 through 1999, and staying at
700,000–850,000+ per year since about 2000.
That's ~15.4 MILLION between then and now. - RC
So 21 years later the problem is massively, massively larger, both in overall incoming and in everything associated of course -- crime, costs, etc. --
and this was a big enough deal to be part of a state of the union speech back then.
* Barbara Jordan, an amazing woman, for those who don't know who she was:
So what happened? A black democrat civil rights senator leads the official plan, the democratic president takes at least one or more of her
committee's recommendations for the official presidential plan, and that's to deal with the problem way back then.
But if all the efforts we've made so far still have these insane numbers, building a wall to assist border security is....
... racist? nationalist? fascist? How about "sane?" How about "finally management is competent?" How about "waking up to the reality that what
we've been doing isn't working at all?" How come it was great when said 21 years ago, but now that the problem is vastly worse and the situation
so much more critical, saying it is allegedly so bad?
I'm reminded of a saying:
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.
The second-best time is now.
-- Chinese proverb
originally posted by: MOMof3
If either run for office again, this might be relevant. I will file it with the reams of other Clinton propaganda.
This is relevant now. Many individuals out there protesting Trump's immigration stances are more caught up in media proproganda than the reality.
Where we're the racial slurs against Bill 20 years ago? Why attack Trump if he is saying exactly the same thing as was advocated for by the democrat
party at the start of the Clinton Presidency?
Perhaps, the protestors really need to recognize this fact and give Trump a chance.
Before NAFTA we had a small trade surplus with Mexico. Now, a massive deficit, loss of jobs and an illegal immigration problem that is out of control
and the problems that go along with it like drugs, gangs and murder.
Obama and Hillary were never going to deal with it. All they ever wanted were stupid new voters to keep their party in power.
Amazing isn't it? Like most people don't know who really signed NAFTA into law.
Clinton signed it into law on December 8, 1993
But bush wanted to get it signed first.
Bush ceremonially signed the bill in 1992 but it needed to be ratified by the congress and senate before a president could sign the bill into law.
Both parties sold us down the river.
Seriously, how old are you? What comes around EVERY election cycle? Immigration and veterans. Neither party is capable of fixing either or winning
wars. I just like to pick on republicans because they are always picking on Hillary. I don't think republicans will know how to assemble without a
Clinton to talk about in politics.
a reply to: MOMof3
I have seen you on several other threads and you are a textbook troll. At least after my comment on one-liners more of your posts have more than one
sentence in them. Still, you aren't real. I'm sure you get paid by the hour or post, troll on other peoples' threads.
I've been at ATS for ten years and this is the first time I have ever been so convinced someone was fake I called it out.
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