In an interview on Thursday with KTAR News in Phoenix, Arizona, Hillary Clinton said the U.S. had done a really good job of securing the Arizona-Mexico border.
“I think we’ve done a really good job securing the border,” she said. “I think that those who say we haven’t are not paying attention to what was done the last 15 years under President (George W.) Bush and President (Barack) Obama.”
The former Secretary of State said that the government had added border agents and obstructions to the border resulting in less people attempting to cross over.
“Immigration from Mexico has dropped considerably,” she said. ”It’s just not happening anymore.”
Hillary also said there are more pressing issues than immigration in Arizona.
“I think the No. 1 issue is getting the economy growing again with more good jobs and rising incomes,” she said. “I think that goes hand in hand with good education and good health care.”
She also mentioned the gun control issue.
“We’ve also got to crack down on reckless and negligent behavior by makers and sellers,” she said, urging the industry be held accountable for gun violence.
The Arizona presidential primary is scheduled for March 22.
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