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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 12:54 PM

 

Beto O'Rourke says illegal border crossings should not be decriminalized

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Sunday that a Bush-era law criminalizing border crossings should remain in place, pointing to the importance of a "legal mechanism" to hold smugglers accountable.

"In the vast majority of cases, there is no need to incarcerate or to detain migrant families and especially children," O'Rourke said on CNN's State of the Union. "But if somebody is attempting to smuggle human beings into the United States, if they are attempting to cross illegal drugs into this country, I want to make sure that we have the legal mechanism necessary to hold them accountable and to detain them to make sure they do not pose a threat to this country or to our communities. ... I do not think it should be repealed."

O'Rourke's position on immigration draws sharp contrast to that of opponent and fellow Texan Julián Castro. Castro, the former Housing and Urban Development Secretary, unveiled an immigration plan in April that would roll back a series of laws implemented under Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump.

Castro said he would repeal Section 1325 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which was used by the George W. Bush administration to apply a criminal violation -- as opposed to a civil infraction -- to anyone entering the United States illegally. The decades-old law was used by the Bush administration to attempt to curb the number of illegal entrances into the United States, something that Castro wrote needs to end.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/2020-beto-orourke-says-illegal-border-crossings-should-not-be-decriminalized/ar-AACXIAS?li=BBnb7Kz
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 01:49 PM

1. Beto was very good in this interview. Recommended

 

Clear, no obfuscation. I can't find a link to a video or transcript of the full interview - so far there are just snippets. will post if I can find it.
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Response to MBS (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:21 PM

4. I found it...as a Beto supporter I find I always need to bring receipts

 

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/06/16/sotu-orourke-full.cnn
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Response to Indygram (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:29 PM

5. great, thanks. n/t

 

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Response to MBS (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:44 PM

6. You're welcome

 

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:14 PM

2. That is NOT what he said

 

Jesus H. Christ why do members here keep posting click bait garbage? Of all articles to pick why one with the misleading title?

He said that we should NOT be going after families or people crossing seeking asylum but that we need to have laws in place to deal with human traffickers and drug traffickers.

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/06/16/sotu-orourke-full.cnn
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Response to Indygram (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:20 PM

3. Since Beto came back on the radar, the trend is to twist/exaggerate what he said and paint it

 

in the worst light possible - and give it a sensationalist/inflammatory/divisive headline



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