Hillary Clinton fired up a crowd during her first major rally in months after a strong Democratic debate performance, vowing to back President Barack Obama’s immigration reform efforts.
Smiling and appearing relaxed, the Democratic frontrunner carefully avoided references to her opponents, especially her strongest rival, Senator Bernie Sanders.
“I really don’t like what the Republicans are saying about immigrants,” the former secretary of state told supporters yesterday.
“We are a nation of immigrants, built by immigrants.
“Immigration is who we are, look at us.”
Reform of America’s immigration system has been a hot-button issue of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Republican candidate Donald Trump, a billionaire real estate developer who has never held elected office, has stoked the fire by vowing to expel immigrants illegally in the United States and to build a wall on the US-Mexico border, if he’s elected.
He has also proposed repealing the constitutional right to citizenship of anyone born on US soil.
Clinton accused her Republican rivals of “doing a great damage to our nation by their insults and their attacks.”