Bill Clinton’s previous remarks criticizing illegal immigration have come back into focus amidst the current migrant crisis at the Southern Border, posing a significant challenge for Democrat President Joe Biden’s potential re-election in 2024. Clinton’s stance on uncontrolled immigration, which has been echoed by President Donald Trump, highlights the impact on wages and the public safety net.

“All Americans … are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country,” he told Congress during his 1995 State of the Union address.

“The jobs they hold may otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants.

“The public services they use impose burdens on our taxpayers.”

At that moment, Clinton went as far as supporting the proposal of Democrat Rep. Barbara Jordan (D-TX) to reduce legal immigration by one-third. Jordan’s suggestion aimed to assist American workers facing challenges in competing with inexpensive foreign labor.

As time passed, Democrats started to show less concern for safeguarding American workers. They shifted towards endorsing the extreme open-border agendas advocated by globalists. However, Clinton balanced liberal views on immigration with a focus on upholding the rule of law.

“We are a nation of immigrants. But we are also a nation of laws,” Clinton said.

“It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws that we have seen in recent years.”

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Prior to shifting completely to the Left, Biden recognized the necessity of setting limits on immigration.

In a video from 2007, Biden expressed his belief that “sanctuary cities” eventually deteriorate into undesirable areas and result in the closure of businesses.