Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is vowing comprehensive immigration reform in the first 100 days of a Hillary Clinton administration, and pundit Michael Reagan tells Newsmax TV
it's a desperate ploy for the Hispanic vote.
"They look at the polls, they say, listen, Donald Trump has most of the white voters. … We have to go after the immigrants and those that are out there that are ours to take," Reagan told "The Hard Line" host Ed Berliner.
The promise is an empty one even should Clinton win the White House, Reagan noted, since a Republican-controlled House of Representatives would never go along with it.
"Everybody on the planet knows that is just never ever going to happen," he said.
Watch Newsmax TV on DirecTV Ch. 349
and Verizon FiOS Ch. 115.
Get Newsmax TV on your cable system — Click Here Now
Many immigrants in the country legally opposed the Democrats' plan of what Republicans have called blanket amnesty, Reagan agreed, but said they won't speak out "because they'll be ostracized within their own community."
The real problem with immigration in the United States, he said, is people having to wait for years to get visas or become citizens, Reagan said.
"Depending on where you are coming from, there could be anywhere between 10, 15, 20 years added to your wait time to become a citizen of the United States of America," he said.
Reagan said he wasn't sure of the wisdom of former President Bill Clinton speaking to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night following his wife's nomination
, since millennial voters don't really remember him.
"Bill Clinton isn't the Bill Clinton of four years ago or eight years ago when he stood up at conventions and spoke about the nominee of the party," Reagan said. "A lot of the wind has gone out of Bill's sails. "
Reagan, son of former President Ronald Reagan, is author of the book "Lessons My Father Taught Me: The Strength, Integrity, and Faith of Ronald Reagan."
© 2022 Newsmax. All rights reserved.