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10/30/2016 06:42 pm ET Updated Oct 31, 2017

Both Candidates Double-down on Immigration Reform

By, Jacob Smith

Since we last looked at immigration, the two major presidential candidates have doubled-down on their stance on immigration reform.

Hillary Clinton has pushed the issue for immigration reform by focusing on a pathway to citizenship and refraining from shutting down borders.

"I think we are both a nation of immigrants and we are a nation of laws and that we can act accordingly," said Clinton in the third presidential debate. "And that's why I'm introducing comprehensive immigration reform within the first 100 days with a path to citizenship."

Donald Trump has continued arguing his positions to build a wall and close the borders.

"Now, I want to build the wall. We need the wall," said Trump at the debate. "One of my first acts will be to get all of the drug lords, all of the bad ones, we have some bad, bad people in this country that have to go out. We're going to get them out. We're going to secure the border. And once the border is secured, at a later date, we'll make a determination as to the rest. But we have some bad hombres here and we're going to get them out."

A recent CNN/ORC poll has Clinton in the lead by five points going into the final two weeks in the election.

The future of immigration reform remains uncertain as the divide between parties widens and both candidates remain within reach of the presidency.