Open the Border? Beto Calls For Decriminalizing Illegal Immigration

Nick Kangadis | July 30, 2019
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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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