WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she opposes changing a 2008 immigration law under consideration by Congress. The potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate says she supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries to discourage dangerous trips to the U.S.
Clinton says in an interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos that Congress should provide more funding to help immigration officials determine whether children should be considered migrants or refugees.
Some of the children should be sent back but Clinton says the U.S. needs an “orderly process” to care for the children crossing the border.
The White House is considering a pilot program that would give refugee status to young people from Honduras.
Republicans want to change the 2008 law so the migrant youths can be sent home more quickly.