Hillary Clinton is vowing to expand upon President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration despite the Supreme Court’s recent deadlocked ruling.
Clinton says in a speech at the League of United Latin American Citizens’ national convention that she will put a comprehensive immigration bill before Congress in her first 100 days of office.
She says the high court did not “actually rule on the substance of the case” and it’s within the authority of the president to temporarily stop the deportation for millions of people living in the U.S. illegally.
Clinton says she will create a “simple, straight forward system” in which people with sympathetic cases or a history of serving their communities can make their case and become eligible for deferred action.
The Democratic presidential candidate was also meeting Thursday with Senate Democrats and campaigning with Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, a possible vice presidential pick.
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