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Fox News Correspondent Ellison Barber Reports.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., the 2020 presidential candidate, once called for a fence on the southern border and for the United States Amnesty” for companies to stop, “who hire illegal immigrants – as part of a plan for the restoration of” order at the border.”
The recently unearthed clip from 2006, the Minnesota Senate debate shows, Klobuchar, language to use, that would now seem to be out-of-style with many in the modern Democratic party, which put a strong emphasis on the reduction of the enforcement of, and play down the distinction between legal and illegal immigration.
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Klobuchar was asked whether she agrees with the decision to build the of the Bush administration, 700 miles of fencing on the border.
“I think we need more resources at the border and that includes a fence,” she said. “We will have to wait for people to come, the wait is legal, thousands of people to come legally into this country, and we have not come to the people, illegal – that’s right.”
“We need to restore order on the border,” she added.
“We also need to stop amnesty companies hiring illegal immigrants. Under this government the number of prosecutions of companies has gone way down – that must change,” she said
She then goes on to call for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country. However, the signal path includes the requirement to learn that illegal immigrants, and English – something that many democratic lawmakers would Balk today.
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“Finally, I believe that we need to give, to learn about the people, the numbers in this country for a number of years, and are ready to have your taxes prepared in English, ready to pay the fines to say, the opportunity for earned citizenship,” she goes on.
While the is a path to citizenship in line with most of the Democratic candidates, the priorities that have the same candidate against cross-border barriers, since President Trump call for the construction of the wall, with a few even went so far as to promise to take the existing barriers.
Klobuchar-2020 campaign, said she would stop the diversion of funds from the Pentagon to the border wall’s efforts, but more broadly Klobuchar has a rather moderate position of the border security, compared with some of your left-hand primary rivals. In July, ABC “This Week”, said that they were not in agreement with candidates such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who called crossing the decriminalization of illegal border crossing.
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“I support a number of priorities in the enforcement and of course I’m going to the Statute to see if they can help make changes depending on the degree of a security risk, but, no, I, to open the borders and simply get rid of this Statute,” Klobuchar said.
They used the interview to tout a 2013 immigration reform deal that would be a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, while putting money in the direction of priorities for enforcement at the border. And in this interview, you used the same phrase that they used in their 2006 debate, in the required order to the border.”
“In 2013, bill brought the deficit according to every estimate of more than $150 billion in 10 years, because the people would pay their taxes, then you take some of that money and you can use it for a better order on the border for specific reasons,” she said.
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On the same program in November 2018, she came to favor of negotiations with the trump for wall-financing as part of a broader reform of the immigration deal and avoid a government shutdown
“We have the will to put money on the border, for more security, and you combine it with sensible reforms … but he said instead, weaponize and not to politicize this resolved,” she said.