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The 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls were asked about their views on the decriminalization of illegal crossing of the border while the party is Thursday, the debate, and all but two of the candidates raised their hands.
Moderator Jose Diaz-Balart, asked the candidates think, of the illegal entry should not be classified in the USA as a civil offense instead of a crime, and all but sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and the former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper raised their hands.
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South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg spoke first, and said, the idea of sovereign borders was apart of the travel of the illegal immigrant families and the Republicans with a religion accused to disguise their true intentions.
“Let us remember that it is not just a theoretical exercise -that criminalization is the basis for the separation of the family,” Buttigieg. “You no longer do, the way that it is possible. Of course, it would not be possible, at least in my presidency, because it is completely wrong. … The Republican party to cloak itself in the language of religion. Now, our party doesn’t talk about that as much, largely for a very good reason-that is, we are committed to the separation of Church and state, and we stand for the people, for any religion and people without religion, but we should call out hypocrisy when we see it.”
Joe Biden spoke more, and dodged the most important question of decriminalization in favor of the inclusion in the list of his accomplishments on immigration during the Obama administration.
“The first thing I would do is unite the family, – I would surge immediately, billions of dollars in aid to the region immediately,” he said.
“Look, I’m talking about the foreign policy. I’m the guy who got a cross-party agreement at the end of the campaign, to spend at the end of our term, $740 million euros, to deal with the problem. And that was to go to the cause, why the people left in the first place. It was to work.”
Diaz-Balart followed with Biden and have pointed out how the Obama administration has deported millions of illegal immigrants, and asked the former Vice-President, if crossing the border illegally, should be qualified as a deportable offense.
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“Depending on whether you are you should be of a major crime is reported,” Biden said. “President Obama, I think, has a heck of a job. Compare it to what [Trump] is doing is absolutely — I think it is … immoral. But the fact is that, search, imprison, we should. We should ensure that we make the change of circumstance, as we have done-why would you in the first place. And those who come seeking asylum, we should immediately have the capacity to absorb it [and] keep them safe until they can be heard.”
Biden finally gave up a clear answer to the question after a second follow-up and said the frontier, which no other major offense committed does not target the Federal government should.
Sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said, he agreed with Kamala Harris on immigration and threatened to withdraw almost every immigration policy adopted by the Trump administration, by executive order. He also suggests hosting a summit with Central American and Mexican leadership, to find out why the citizens flee from their countries in droves.
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“We have a view on the causes. And you have a situation in Honduras, among other things, a failing state is — massive corruption. You have gangs, they say, families that, if a 10-do not join years of the gang, said the family is to be killed,” Sanders. “What we have to do on the first day, the President and the leadership of the Central America and Mexico, together download. This is a hemispheric issue.”
Harris was also allocated time to talk about the issue and agreed with the previous candidates, and said that anyone who crosses the border illegally should not be deported.