Clinton on Illegal Immigrants: 'Inhumane to Kick Them Out'

Susan Jones | July 29, 2016 | 5:24am EDT
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Chelsea Clinton shares a moment on stage with her mother Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

( - "We will not build a wall," Hillary Clinton told the Democrat National Convention Thursday night.

In her brief remarks on immigration, she called for a "path to citizenship," and she said it would be "inhumane" to remove illegal aliens from the country.

Instead of building a wall, Clinton promised to "build an economy where everyone who wants a good paying job can get one. And we'll build a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants who are already contributing to our economy," she said.

Later in her speech, as she listed the things she believes in, Clinton said, "I believe that when we have millions of hardworking immigrants contributing to our economy, it would be self-defeating and inhumane to kick them out.

"Comprehensive immigration reform will grow our economy and keep families together, and it's the right thing to do. Whatever party you belong to, or if you belong to no party at all, if you share these beliefs, this is your campaign."

Clinton said in her speech Thursday night:

"I believe America thrives when the middle class thrives.

"I believe that our economy isn't working the way it should because our democracy isn't working the way it should. (She promised to appoint Supreme Court justices who will "get money out of politics and expand voting rights.)

"I believe American corporations that have gotten so much from our country should be just as patriotic in return. Many of them are. But too many aren't." (She said its wrong to give tax breaks to companies that lay off workers.)

"And I believe Wall Street can never, ever be allowed to wreck Main Street again.

"I believe in science. I believe that climate change is real and that we can save our planet while creating millions of good-paying clean energy jobs.

"I believe that when we have millions of hardworking immigrants contributing to our economy, it would be self-defeating and inhumane to kick them out."

Clinton said any American who shares those beliefs should join her campaign:

"If you believe that companies should share profits with their workers, not pad executive bonuses, join us.

"If you believe the minimum wage should be a living wage, and no one working full time should have to raise their children in poverty, join us.

"If you believe that every man, woman, and child in America has the right to affordable health care, join us.

"If you believe that we should say “no” to unfair trade deals, that we should stand up to China, that we should support our steelworkers and autoworkers and homegrown manufacturers, join us.

"If you believe we should expand Social Security and protect a woman's right to make her own health care decisions, join us.

"And yes, if you believe that your working mother, wife, sister, or daughter deserves equal pay, join us..."

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