Naturally, John McCain is really excited:


In other words, nothing less than the fate of millions of families rests in the hands of whether the American people can be trusted to keep a racist ochre Keebler Elf from stepping foot in the White House. Hillary Clinton’s campaign issued a statement to that effect, reminding people that this is why we need a full Supreme Court, and also why we need to keep Trump from being elected:

This decision is also a stark reminder of the harm Donald Trump would do to our families, our communities, and our country. Trump has pledged to repeal President Obama’s executive actions on his first day in office. He has called Mexican immigrants ‘rapists’ and ‘murderers.’ He has called for creating a deportation force” to tear 11 million people away from their families and their homes.

I believe we are stronger together. When we embrace immigrants, not denigrate them. When we build bridges, not walls. That is why, as president, I will continue to defend DAPA and DACA, and do everything possible under the law to go further to protect families. It is also why I will introduce comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship within my first 100 days. Because when families are strong—America is strong.”


This is a pretty solid example, too, of how Bernie Sanders forced Clinton to be clear and definitive about her support for immigrant rights. In 2014, she supported deporting Central American families gathering at the U.S.-Mexico border. As late as October, she wouldn’t commit to focusing on immigration in her first 100 days; by May, she had pledged that she will.

Supporters of immigration reform gather in front of the Supreme Court, April 2016. Photo via AP