Dems run to the left on immigration: Debating the functions vows health care for undocumented, deportation curbs

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Fox & Trends with Carley Shimkus.

Democratic presidential hopefuls went all-in on Thursday on the controversial proposals, which is not documented in addition, a shift to the left, for the party-promising health care for illegal immigrants, no deportations for those whose only fact is, is and the decriminalization of border crossing.

In a striking moment, NBC anchor Savannah Guthrie, the candidate asked the approximately half of the 2020 candidates for the democratic nomination, if your universal health care would include plans to “undocumented immigrants.”


Every candidate on stage raised their hands, including the former Vice-President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Bernie Sanders, sen, I-Vt.

While such a policy is not a plank quite unusual for the Democrats (Sanders is a similar policy in its 2016 bid), the image of all the candidates had the hands and go on the record with a position, once as a radical fueled Republican arguments that the primaries could be a candidate with limited national appeal produce.

President, Trump declared the moment “the end of [the] race.”

“All the Democrats only raised my Hand to millions of illegal aliens give you unlimited health,” he tweeted. “How about taking care of American citizens first!?”

The New York Post printed on its front page a picture of the candidate with the hands and asked: “Who wants to lose the election?”

In 2009, sold his signature Affordable Care Act (known as ObamaCare), said to Congress, President Barack Obama, it was “wrong”, that the illegal immigrants are covered by the legislation. This led to shout an angry Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S. C., “You lie.”

“That’s not true,” replied Obama.


But in the current Democratic party, the restriction seems to be unlikely to keep up. In a further sign of how the party had moved from the two-term President Obama was criticized, by the name of Harris, for the possibility of the deportation of illegal immigrants, which they described as “non-criminals”.


“To this question, I do not agree with my President, because the policy was the deportation of people’s own definition were criminal by [Immigration and Customs Enforcement]’not -,” she said. You also said, you told the sheriffs that you don’t ICE tumblers to adhere to when you served as California attorney general.

Biden, who served as Obama’s Vice-President, was asked if he would deport them would be “an individual living in the United States without documents”, if that is your only fact.

Biden, during the defense of Obama during the debate, saying only: “if you should be of a great crime” of being deported. It is not clear what a “major crime”. If again the question, he said, “not that the person should be the focus of deportation.”

“We should deal fundamentally change the way we deal with things,” he said.

Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies responded to the statements with the accusation that the Democrats want essentially the abolition of U.S. immigration law.

“So, no illegal alien should ever be deported unless they are convicted of a criminal offence,” he tweeted. “In other words, immigration law in the United States would be abolished.”

In another “show of hands” moment, were asked to the candidates, raise your hand if you supported the production of crossing the border illegally is a civil, rather than criminal, offence.

Only Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., not to raise his hand, and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper hesitated, while Biden urged to clarify, but then said that the “first, what I would do, is unite the family,…[and] the surge of billions of dollars in aid to the region, immediately.”

The fact that all the other candidates shown raised their hands again, like a fringe-Directive proposed in the beginning of this year, the former housing Secretary, Julian Castro, the mainstream among Democrats. Only a few days before the debate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., came out in favor of such a proposal.


But the Castro on Thursday, he refused to support open borders.

“Open borders is only talk of a right-wing,” he said. “It doesn’t matter what the Democrats do on immigration.”

Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.

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