Nearly two weeks since Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported 121 illegal immigrants it considered the greatest risk under the government's new Priority Enforcement Program, Hillary Clinton's campaign has issued a statement condemning the raids.
"Our immigration enforcement efforts should be humane and conducted in accordance with due process, and that is why I believe we must stop the raids happening in immigrant communities," the former secretary of state said in a statement Monday night.
Clinton called for a long-term, comprehensive solution that would help the hundreds of thousands of Central American migrants who have entered into the U.S. since 2013, including the public funding for an attorney for any minor who shows up at the border and has to go through immigration proceedings.
Her plan will attempt to fix America's asylum and refugee systems on a broad level by increasing resources for asylum officers, translators and immigration judges, as well as improving the in-country process of applying for refugee status so that individuals are able to avoid traveling with cartels or smugglers to the U.S.
Clinton also called on Congress to fund President Obama's request for $1 billion in international aid that would be directed to Central American nations.