About Me

My photo
Beverly Hills, California, United States
Eli Kantor is a labor, employment and immigration law attorney. He has been practicing labor, employment and immigration law for more than 36 years. He has been featured in articles about labor, employment and immigration law in the L.A. Times, Business Week.com and Daily Variety. He is a regular columnist for the Daily Journal. Telephone (310)274-8216; eli@elikantorlaw.com. For more information, visit beverlyhillsimmigrationlaw.com and and beverlyhillsemploymentlaw.com


Monday, May 15, 2017

Bill Clinton condemns fear of immigrants in commencement speech

The Hill 
By Rebecca Savransky
May 14, 2017

Former President Bill Clinton during a commencement address Sunday talked about the importance of diversity in the country. The former president blasted anti-immigration policies and “us and them” models without placing any blame on other politicians.

“Diverse groups make better decisions,” Clinton said during his commencement speech at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Time reported.

“I am not arguing for any specific position,” he continued. “I am just trying to say you don’t need a world that will put the American experiment… in peril by saying us and them is a better model than by expanding the definition of us and shrinking the definition of them.”

During the address, the former president also said the country shouldn’t put into place policies that isolate certain groups, specifically naming Muslims.

“Does it mean we shouldn’t be tough on terrorism committed by Islamic radicals? Of course not,” Clinton said.

“But it means we shouldn’t go around in a blind stupor mixing apples and oranges and terrifying some of the talented, most devoted people in this country who want to make their contribution and who help make us better because diverse groups make better decisions.”

Clinton talked about the work of former President George W. Bush, who served in office before him.

“We have disagreed over everything, but he’s not afraid of immigrants,” Clinton said. “He knows we need them.”

The former president also told the graduating class that there were no permanent victories or defeats, but rather lives of “permanent possibilities.”

For more information, go to:  www.beverlyhillsimmigrationlaw.com

No comments: