According to the Huffington Post Tuesday, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren joined 2020 Democratic presidential rival Julian Castro in saying illegal border crossing should be decriminalized.
“We should not be criminalizing mamas and babies trying to flee violence at home or trying to build a better future,” Warren told the HuffPo. “We must pass comprehensive immigration reform that is in line with our values, creates a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants including our DREAMers, and protects our borders.”
Castro attracted attention in April when he began advocating for basically doing away with any border laws whatsoever. “This was an idea championed by immigration activists and experts for some time,” Castro spokesperson Sawyer Hackett tweeted, “but not adopted by mainstream political leaders until Julian Castro‘s People First Immigration platform.”
This was an idea championed by immigration activists and experts for some time but not adopted by mainstream political leaders until @JulianCastro’s People First Immigration platform. https://t.co/ETajqwvYC9
— Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) June 25, 2019
Castro added his own voice, thanking Warren, “Thank you, @ewarren, for joining me on this issue. We shouldn’t criminalize desperation—it’s time to repeal this terrible law.”
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) June 25, 2019
“Every candidate will call for ending family separation,” Hackett said. “This is the only way to guarantee it.”
Leave it to Democrats to always take every idea to the extreme.
Most Americans Agree With Trump
There are many Americans who agree with President Donald Trump that we need to stop illegal immigration and build the wall. There are many others who might not agree with the president about the wall or all of his policies, but most still believe the country needs enforceable borders.
You will find few, if any, that believe we should essentially have no borders at all.
But this is exactly what Warren and before her, Castro, are advocating for. A country in which anyone can just walk across the border without any repercussions whatsoever really isn’t a country at all.
And these are the people who Democrats want to be the next President of the United States?