Hillary Clinton has often been accused of supporting open borders based on her policy stances. Despite ample evidence, both she and her defenders have denied that she is an advocate of open-borders. However, the latest WikiLeaks document dump, which includes damning excerpts from her paid speeches to various banks including Goldman Sachs, now removes all doubt as to her position on protecting America’s borders.
In one excerpt from a speech to Italian bank Banco Itaú Clinton gave in May of 2013, the former Secretary of State explicitly talks of her support for “open trade and open borders”.
“My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.”
“My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade & open borders,” – Hillary Clinton
— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) October 8, 2016
Clinton earned $225,000 for the Banco Itaú speech according to her public disclosures.
The Clinton campaign believed this statement would be so damaging, it was “flagged” in an email between Tony Carrk, research director of the Clinton campaign, and Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta
If there had been any doubt Clinton was soft on the border, that doubt should now be lifted.