Facing an onslaught of criticism from the immigrant community as well as former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's presidential campaign, Clinton said Tuesday during an online Facebook event that she will no longer refer to immigrants who enter the the country illegally or overstay their visas as "illegal immigrants."
"That was a poor choice of words," Clinton said in response to a question about the words "illegal immigrant." According to a Yahoo News report, the question came from immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas who has been rallying candidates to think more carefully about their use of the phrase. "As I’ve said throughout this campaign, the people at the heart of this issue are children, parents, families, DREAMers. They have names, and hopes and dreams that deserve to be respected."
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