Hilary Clinton

Democractic Party Nominee

In a tweet posted on her official Twitter account, democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she does not want cost to be a barrier when Americans are seeking a college education.

“We need to make quality education affordable and available to everyone willing to work for it without saddling them with decades of debt,” Clinton said. “I want every parent to know that his or her child can get a degree or you can get one yourself.”

Clinton estimates that by 2021 families with income up to $125,000 will pay no tuition at four-year public colleges and universities.

“Schools will have to control their costs and show more accountability to their students,” Clinton said. “The federal government will have to increase its investment in education and not profit any longer off of student loans.”

Under Clinton’s college tuition policy, students from families making $85,000 or less will be allowed to attend a university without paying tuition, and community colleges will offer free tuition.

“I think Clinton’s policy could help us a lot as a nation because many individuals from low income families are unable to collect the funds needed for higher level learning,” senior Alexandra Nuyda said. “Plus, a lot of jobs nowadays require that applicants have some sort of degree, and individuals from low income families who would like to fill these positions and work in our economy are unable.”

In regards to immigration, Clinton wants to push for full and equal citizenship. Clinton also wants the enforcement of immigration laws to be implemented humanely. Detainees who pose a violent threat to public safety and refugees who seek asylum in the U.S. will have a fair chance to explain their story before deportation under Clinton’s immigration policy.

“The people, the undocumented people living in our country, I do not want to see them deported,” Clinton said. “I want to see them on a path to citizenship. That is exactly what I will do.”

Clinton also hopes to create a national office of immigrant affairs, which support affordable integration services through $15 million in new grant funding.

“I think people should be able immigrate into the country, but I believe that they should go through the proper process,” Ali said. “If they have proper documentation and officially become citizens, there should be no problem. They should be allowed to stay.”

Clinton believes that America needs more detailed and intensive background checks to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, violent criminals and the mentally ill.

“I believe weapons of war have no place on our streets,” Clinton said. “We may have our disagreements on gun safety regulations, but we should all be able to agree on a few things. If the FBI is watching you for suspected terrorist links, you shouldn’t be able to just go buy a gun with no questions asked. You shouldn’t be able to exploit loopholes and evade criminal background checks by buying online or at a gun show. And yes, if you’re too dangerous to get on a plane, you are too dangerous to buy a gun in America.”

Clinton also wants to take on the gun lobby by removing the gun industry’s sweeping legal protection for illegal and irresponsible actions, which will revoke licenses from dealers who break the law.

“We can’t let the gun lobby just stand there indifferent to the pain and the anguish being caused by gun violence, no matter who is holding the gun,” Clinton said. “We need to come together to stop the epidemic of gun violence that is stalking our country.”

Clinton also claims that she will work to keep military grade weapons out of civilians’ hands.

“In contrast with Trump’s views, I think gun control could be really beneficial, especially because of all the gun violence that has been surfacing in the media,” Nuyda said. “Stricter regulations and more background checks should be implemented. In addition, people on the No-Fly List at airports should not be able to purchase a gun.”