Zero here was so proud of his answer that he put it on his Twitter feed.
One of the big objection raised by immigrants — legal immigrants — to the mad rush to open the borders to any and all comers is the fact that they had to work damned hard to jump through every legal hoop and requirement to attain a lawful status that was WORTH the insane cost and effort they put in to get it.
And now the LEFT wants to toss all that away by making those HONEST efforts pointless and prioritizing the people who pay thousands of dollars to criminal gangs to help them sneak over the border, rather than thousands of dollars into lawyers fees trying to meet every lawful requirement we have for would-be immigrants.
One woman was bold enough to stand up in a Zero O’Rourke rally and ask him a hard question in front of a crowd she KNEW would be hostile.
And thinking his pompous self-righteous answer was some kind of a ‘win’ he even posted it on his own social media.
A woman told me undocumented immigrants are a "slap in the face" to "legal immigrants."
I told her it's a slap in the face to lock kids in cages.
Immigrants pose no threat to her. And we need to call people out for saying they do. pic.twitter.com/cpnE9PGBvF
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) October 6, 2019
[Narrator: it was NOT a ‘win’.]
Maybe Zero missed when the President raised this very issue before the UN. Here’s part of his speech:
Mass illegal migration is unfair, unsafe and unsustainable for everyone involved. The sending countries and the depleted countries — and they become depleted very fast — but the youth is not taken care of and human capital goes to waste.
The receiving countries are overburdened with more migrants than they can responsibly accept and their migrants themselves are assaulted, exploited and abused by vicious coyotes. Nearly 1/3 of women who make the journey north are sexually assaulted along the way. Yet here in the United States and around the world, there is a growing cottage industry of radical activists and NGO’s that promote human smuggling.
These groups encourage illegal immigration and demand erasure of national borders.
Today I have a message for those open-border activists who cloak themselves in the rhetoric of social justice: Your policies are not just, your policies are cruel and evil. You are empowering criminal organizations that prey on innocent men, women and children. You put your own false sense of virtue before the lives and well-being of countless innocent people. Wen you undermine border security, you undermine human rights and human dignity.
The ‘kids in cages’ line is the simplest possible thing to solve, too. If you bloody well WANTED to. Tell Pelosi that you want a law stating that under no circumstances will someone who has been found to enter the country through any point OTHER THAN a lawful point of entry be eligible for anything other than automatic deportation to Mexico.
Why would that matter? Because the thing that requires either (A) locking them up or (B) separating ‘children from parents’ is the fact that (C) we are obligated under law to detain those who enter illegally. Democrats in the House refuse to change this lose-lose equation because they LOVE the press they can leverage.
Pelosi and Schumer are the assholes here. Trump even offered to put DACA on the table if they would put forth the effort to actually solve this problem. They refused.
As for those supposed ‘families’ they are breaking up? Ask Robbie Francis O’Rourke about this:
A woman turned her juvenile daughter over to a sexual predator to sneak them both into the U.S. in exchange for getting the mother a job, Homeland Security officials said Tuesday, detailing one of the horrific abuses that migrants are able to make of the immigration system.
The man, Ramon Pedro, showed up at a land border crossing in Texas in April, said he was traveling with his daughter, and demanded entry into the U.S., the government says. They were processed and released under the expectation they would return for their immigration proceedings.
But late last month, the man and girl were admitted to a hospital in Fresno, California, for tuberculosis screening — and the doctors discovered the girl had been sexually assaulted.
The hospital then figured out the girl wasn’t related to Mr. Pedro at all.
Atrocities like those don’t happen with legal border crossings, using the proper legal immigration methods.
Mom gave her daughter to a sexual predator. So she could get a better job in America.
Let that sink in.
But BETO wants more of that to continue every day. Has he any idea how many of these border jumpers are raped along the way?
Does he even CARE?
Of course not. He’s just reading the party talking points.
Ten years ago, they pretended to care about such things. But these days, their political hopes are pinned on the demographic (voting) shift they are hoping will come as a result of immigration.