Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke traveled south of the U.S. border on Sunday to virtue-signal and score a photo op using the national emergency to score political points.
O’Rourke met with third-world migrants in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico who were “turned away” when attempting to come into the U.S. and gain asylum. The fledgling presidential hopeful wanted to highlight their plight while improving his social justice bona fides at the same time.
The campaign claims the purpose of O’Rourke’s trip was to “shed light on the desperate circumstances those who are seeking asylum and refuge are fleeing, and the conditions these families and individuals are forced to endure when they’ve been turned away from our borders.”
“We hope, by sharing these stories, that the conscience of our country is awoken right now, and the need to change the policies that we have in place” is accepted, O’Rourke said while hosting a livestream on his Facebook account.
O’Rourke is criticizing the “the Trump administration’s unlawful ‘Remain in Mexico’ program” that prevents even more flooding of the U.S. by forcing refugees to wait in Mexican border cities as their asylum cases are processed.
In Ciudad Juarez, @BetoORourke meets with Central American asylum seekers forced to wait at a Mexican shelter. 19-year-old woman on the left was separated from her parents and younger siblings at the border. They were allowed to go to California; she was sent to Juarez. pic.twitter.com/A5XVJKf6P4
— Bob Moore (@BobMooreNews) June 30, 2019
He had previously claimed that Trump was responsible for the deaths of two migrants, a man and his young daughter, who tragically drowned in the Rio Grande while making the dangerous trek up to the U.S. from the third world.
Trump is responsible for these deaths. https://t.co/UZirFjh3fm
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) June 26, 2019
As his administration refuses to follow our laws — preventing refugees from presenting themselves for asylum at our ports of entry — they cause families to cross between ports, ensuring greater suffering & death. At the expense of our humanity, not to the benefit of our safety.
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) June 26, 2019
Democrats like O’Rourke are now admitting that there is a national emergency at the U.S. southern border, after declaring that one did not exist for months, and now place the blame squarely on Trump despite the situation worsening immeasurably due to their denial and inaction.
O’Rourke hopes that Trump rolls over and allows the third-world invasion to destroy what’s left of U.S. sovereignty, as that would mean more Democratic Party voters and pave the way for socialism to fully take over.
Biden DHS Secretary to Illegal Immigrants: “We’re Not Saying ‘Don’t Come,’ We’re Saying ‘Don’t Come Now'”
Did he just endorse illegal immigration?
Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, appeared at Monday’s White House press briefing to give an overview of what he and the DHS are doing to “replace the cruelty” of the Trump administration’s immigration processes and to take questions from reporters.
In response to a reporter’s question about how he was going to rebuild the DHS and reunite families, Mayorkas began by saying that they are “progressing every single day” on building a system to accept “asylum seekers”—read: illegal immigrants—through ports of entry.
“We are progressing every single day. I don’t have a particular timeline, but all I can do is communicate, both to the American public and to the individuals seeking protection, that we are working around the clock seven days a week to make that timeframe as short as possible, but they need to wait. But they need to wait with a particular goal in mind. We are not saying ‘don’t come,’ we are saying ‘don’t come now,’ because we will be able to deliver a safe and orderly process to them as quickly as possible. There have been, I understand, approximately 105 families reunited in the recent past. That is through the extraordinary efforts of counsel and others in the community. We are joining with counsel, with members of the community to work on this.”
Another reporter asked Mayorkas if he thought there was a crisis at the border, to which he replied: “I think that the answer is no. I think there is a challenge at the border that we are managing, and we have our resources dedicated to managing it.” Despite the reporter’s pushback on his claim, Mayorkas reiterated that his team was working “around the clock” to address the issues confronting the DHS and that the level of illegal immigrants coming across the border constitutes a challenge, not a crisis.
Big League Politics has covered Mayorkas closely since his nomination to DHS secretary by Joe Biden. He previously said he would stop construction of the border wall and that he was unsure what he’d do with the amount of wall already built.
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