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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:07 PM

Democrats warn push for border crossing decriminalization will prove costly in 2020

Top former Obama administration officials are warning Democratic presidential candidates to back off from their proposals to decriminalize border crossings, saying that it’s bad policy and a surefire general election loser that gives President Trump an opening on immigration.

In an op-ed in The Washington Post this week, former Obama Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said that decriminalization would attract hundreds of thousands of new migrants to the southern border. He described the proposal as “tantamount to declaring publicly that we have open borders.”

Several of former President Obama’s top homeland security officials interviewed by The Hill went on the record to express shock and dismay after eight of the 10 Democratic presidential contenders on stage at the second night of the debate raised their hands when asked if they support the decriminalization of border crossings.

“We can’t go too far to the left for what people could describe as open borders,” said Marsha Catron, a former deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security during the Obama administration.

“I think all of those people onstage who raised their hands will have to walk it back if they make it to the general election or the White House. I understand the emotion involved, we want for people to be treated humanely and with respect, and that’s not happening with the Trump administration. But Jeh Johnson, Janet Napolitano, these people who have worked in these situations understand, you just can’t have it this way. It’s unworkable.”

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/452531-democrats-warn-push-for-border-crossing-decriminalization-will-prove-costly#.XSej0soEx60.twitter

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Response to rh24 (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:11 PM

1. I think this is a plan by Democrats to push so far left

as to basically eliminate the meaning of American citizenship so that the one candidate who comes out against it will seem almost conservative.

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Response to rh24 (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:29 PM

2. This is a sovereign country.

Why is Lefty trying to destroy the US ?

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 07:04 PM

3. ".....Why is Lefty trying to destroy the US ?....."

Because they are what they are, destructive assholes.

While they're taking down America, it's important for decent and civilized people to not go down too. We don't have to if we don't want to.

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