Posted on April 14, 2016

Hillary Clinton Says She Would Create Office on Immigrant Policy If President

Laura Meckler, Wall Street Journal, April 13, 2016

Seeking to press her case to Latino voters, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said Wednesday she would create a national Office of Immigrant Affairs that would coordinate government policy on the issue if she reaches the White House.

The announcement came in conjunction with an endorsement of Mrs. Clinton by the New York State Immigrant Action Fund, one of New York’s largest immigrant-rights groups, and less than a week before the state’s Democratic primary, where a substantial portion of voters are expected to be Hispanic.

The new office would coordinate programs across federal, state and local governments, and would work to help integrate immigrants, refugees and their children into communities, the Clinton campaign said. An aide said the office would help undocumented immigrants as well as those in the U.S. legally.