Open the Border? Beto Calls For Decriminalizing Illegal Immigration


Tuesday evening, as the conversation turned to the border during the first night of the CNN Democrat debates, Democrat candidate Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke called for a multitude of different reforms to basically allow for the border to have a welcome mat instead of a wall.

O'Rourke called for all of the following:

  • Waive citizenship fees for green card holders
  • Free DREAMers from any fear of deportation
  • Stop criminally prosecuting families and children for seeking asylum and refuge
  • End for-profit detention
  • Assist Central American countries "so that no family ever has to make that 2,000-mile journey" 

Despite all of that, O'Rourke also said that he fully expects "people that come here to follow our laws."

Check out O'Rourke's full answer in the video above.

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