NewsElections Hillary Clinton on the issues: Immigration, health care, gun control, more By Nicole Brown email@example.com Updated July 24, 2016 9:19 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Hillary Clinton will be named the Democratic presidential nominee at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week. Her views on certain issues are similar to current President Barack Obama's, but she has also made an effort to distinguish herself from him during her campaign. She has also changed her position on quite a few issues over time. Here is where the former secretary of state stands on some of the major issues, based on what she has said throughout the primaries and on the plans outlined on her website. Immigration Photo Credit: Getty Images / Sara D. Davis Clinton argues for "comprehensive immigration reform" that would simplify the pathway to citizenship for immigrants. She has also expressed support for Obama's executive actions, DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and DAPA, or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, which prevent children in the country illegally and parents of children born in America who are in the country illegally from being deported. Foreign policy Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong Clinton's policy points on national security include "sticking with our allies" in Europe and the Middle East, enforcing the nuclear agreement with Iran, and holding China accountable on cyberspace, human rights, trade and climate change. To combat the Islamic State group, Clinton argues for airstrikes, and support for local Arab and Kurdish forces. Health insurance Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ethan Miller The presumptive Democratic nominee has said repeatedly that she wants to build on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. During the Democratic primaries, Clinton's opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders, campaigned for a single-payer national health care plan. Clinton argued that a plan of that nature would never pass in the current Congress. "Rather than letting the Republicans repeal it or ... starting all over again, trying to throw the country into another really contentious debate, let's make the Affordable Care Act work for everybody," she said in the CNN Democratic debate in Brooklyn in April. "Let's get to 100 percent coverage, let's get the cost down, and let's guarantee health care." Taxes Photo Credit: Getty Images / Justin Sullivan Clinton says she would fight for a "fair share surcharge" on the wealthiest Americans, close loopholes that allow companies to avoid paying taxes in America by taking jobs out of the country and lower taxes for small businesses. Gun control Photo Credit: Getty Images / Cengiz Yar Similar to Obama's stance on gun control, Clinton has advocated for expanding background checks, making laws to prevent people on the no-fly list from buying guns, preventing people with mental illnesses from purchasing guns and banning military-style weapons. Following a mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub in June, Clinton said, "If the FBI is watching you for suspected terrorist links, you shouldn't be able to just buy a gun with no questions asked." "And you should not be able to exploit loopholes and evade criminal background checks by buying online or at a gun show," she added. "And yes, If you're too dangerous to get a on a plane, you're too dangerous to buy a gun in America." The environment Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt Clinton's energy plan includes launching a Clean Energy Challenge to cut carbon pollution, investing in clean energy and reducing the country's reliance on coal and oil. Abortion Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kena Betancur Clinton supports abortion rights, and has spoken in favor of women's health-care providers, such as Planned Parenthood. "Under Roe v. Wade, which is rooted in the Constitution, women have this right to make this highly personal decision with their family in accordance with their faith, with their doctor," she said at a town hall debate in March. "It's not much of a right if it is totally limited and constrained." LGBT community Photo Credit: Getty Images / Saul Loeb Clinton is supports the legalization of same-sex marriage. She says she would fight to pass the Equality Act, which would add bans on discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. By Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Where Trump stands on the issuesWhat we can expect from a President Donald Trump in terms of health care, the environment and more. What to know about the Democratic National Convention There are more than 4,700 delegates headed to the City of Brotherly Love for the DNC. Take your DNC watching publicThe Democratic National Convention takes place from July 25 to 28. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.