Even Bill Clinton Claims Immigration Must Have a ‘Limit’

Former President Bill Clinton said there should be a limit to how many immigrants enter the United States in a recent interview.

QUICK FACTS:
  • During an interview on a recent CNN podcast, former President Bill Clinton claimed illegal immigration must have a limit.
  • “There is a limit to how many migrants any society can take without severe disruption and assistance,” Clinton said. “And our system is based much more on an assumption that things would be more normal.”
  • Clinton then blasted Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott, saying that he is “sending his refugees to some place that he thinks he is advocating for a broad-minded policy that it doesn’t have to live with.”
FORMER PRESIDENT CLINTON ON RON DESANTIS SENDING ILLEGALS TO MARTHA’S VINEYARD:

“And then Gov. DeSantis sending those people to Martha’s Vineyard was amazing. That may come back to haunt him a little bit,” Clinton said.

BACKGROUND:
  • During his time in office, Clinton signed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, which strengthened United States immigration laws, adding penalties for undocumented immigrants who committed crimes while in the country.
  • The Act also mandated that immigrants who were unlawfully present in the United States for 180 days but under 365 days had to remain outside the country for three years unless they were pardoned.
  • At the time, Clinton claimed the legislation strengthened “the rule of law by cracking down on illegal immigration at the border, in the workplace, and in the criminal justice system — without punishing those living in the United States legally.”