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Beto O’Rourke Takes His Campaign to Mexico, Meets With Asylum Seekers

Beto O’Rourke Takes His Campaign to Mexico, Meets With Asylum Seekers

Who is the next candidate to cross into Mexico and copy O’Rourke?

As his campaign flounders, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Robert O’Rourke did what anyone else would do. He crossed the Rio Grande into Mexico to campaign with asylum seekers.

Oh, wait. That does not make sense since those people cannot vote until they become citizens.

From Fox News:

According to a pool report put out by the O’Rourke campaign, the candidate spoke to a group of asylum seekers in Spanish for about 15 minutes at a restaurant in Ciudad Juarez, across the Rio Grande from O’Rourke’s hometown of El Paso. The candidate then traveled to a shelter for migrants run by the Catholic Church, where he met around a table with migrants from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala who told of being denied entry into the U.S. and returned to the Mexican border city while their asylum claims were being processed.

O’Rourke’s campaign livestreamed the discussion on his Facebook page.

“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” becomes apparent, O’Rourke said on the stream. The 46-year-old blamed what he called “the Trump administration’s unlawful ‘Remain in Mexico’ program,” meant to reduce the attractiveness of U.S. asylum requests that in the past had allowed claimants to remain in the U.S. for years as their cases wound their way through the courts.

Of course, O’Rourke blamed President Donald Trump’s administration for forcing the asylum seekers to remain in Mexico. Weird how none of the Democratic candidates mention how America’s immigration system has been a mess for years. Oh, yeah. The Democrats had full control of DC in part of President Barack Obama’s administration but did nothing to reform immigration.

But Orange Man Bad or something.

O’Rourke has made immigration a cornerstone of his campaign. While he appears to champion those asylum seekers, O’Rourke has caught flack from others. His rival Julian Castro criticized O’Rourke for not fully supporting decriminalizing illegal crossings from Mexico.

O’Rourke has “released a sweeping immigration plan calling for providing millions of people in the country illegally with a ‘pathway’ to U.S. citizenship, while deploying thousands of lawyers to the border to help process asylum cases and earmarking $5 billion to improve living conditions in Central America.”

However, El Salvador President Nayib Bukele blew a hole into the Democratic narrative as he told the BBC he blames his country and officials on migration after a photo of a dead dad and daughter went viral.

Bukele also blamed Trump, but he stressed to the BBC that the problem begins at ground zero, in the place of origin or the migrants. His words also hold weight because Salvadorans who come into America have skyrocketed compared to other countries:

“They feel it is safer to cross a desert, three frontiers, and all of the things that may happen in the road to the United States because they feel that’s more secure than living here,” he said. “So we want to make our country safer.”

He also vowed to address the poverty and lack of employment opportunities that so many migrants cite as their reason for fleeing.

“We will make a country that is more prosperous and that can provide decent paying jobs for all of our people,” he said. “So if people have an opportunity for a decent job, a decent education, a decent health care system and security, I know that forceful migration will be reduced to zero.”

O’Rourke and the other Democratic candidates can pander to asylum seekers and protest at detention centers, but the problem runs deeper.

Something tells me the Democratic candidates will not listen to Bukele and keep their eyes on Trump.


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UnCivilServant | July 2, 2019 at 9:05 am

That does not make sense since those people cannot vote until they become citizens.

Legally. But that won’t stop some of them. Just like they can’t legally enter the country without permission, and that won’t stop some of them.

Mexico is standing to address immigration reform at their southern border. Hopefully, they will pursue emigration reform, too. El Salvador recognizes that emigration reform is necessary. AOC, O’Rourke et al place civil rights, second, and the lives of children caught in immigration reform at progressive risk.

    2smartforlibs in reply to n.n. | July 2, 2019 at 9:45 am

    If the left would have responded to this crisis when the rest of America said it was a crisis rather than belittle us this could have been avoided. They ran ads for the 8 years of the regime now 1 in 3 think they should be let in no questions asked. There is no excuse for the lack of action the left has taken since 1986.

      Tom Servo in reply to 2smartforlibs. | July 2, 2019 at 9:56 am

      “Lack of Action”??? The Left has done everything they possibly could have to bring in as many as they possibly could have.

2smartforlibs | July 2, 2019 at 9:43 am

Does Beta Skata understand he’s running of POTUS? He seems confused and thinks he’s running for president of the Federation of deportable aliens.

4th armored div | July 2, 2019 at 10:03 am

o/t looks like pj media has been hacked —
does anyone else know about this ???

90% of these so-called “asylum” seekers don’t show up for their asylum hearings.

They aren’t legitimate asylum seekers, they are welfare opportunists, coming here for economic reasons. They use the asylum dodge as a way to game the system; they know that if they claim asylum, they’re guaranteed at least three years in the U.S. in which they can’t be deported.

This has been going on for years, and every politician knows it. The huge “asylum” scam costs U.S. taxpayers many billions of dollars every year, and is flooding our country with third-world poor and criminals. But instead of stopping it, idiots like Beta O’Rourke continue to pander and grovel before the America-hating crooks like George Soros who are organizing and funding it, in their never-ending attempts to destroy the U.S. and implement their One World government.

I’d love for a Leftist media sycophant-“moderator” to ask these utterly worthless Dhimmi-crat apparatchiks what the alleged purpose/benefit is of holding American citizenship, given that the Dhimmi-crat Party is now staunchly committed to giving more assiduous attention to, and, being totally profligate regarding, every whim, caprice and desire of illegal aliens in the U.S.

He’ll nail down the all-important Mexico electoral vote.

Just like our last Democrat President, Beto feels more at home criticizing the US to foreignors while outside its borders.

The insanity is reaching the point where the sane members of US society are going to be left with no choice but to impose societal norms through extra-legal means.

US territory being invaded by foreign citizens illegally entering. Cities being destroyed by unchecked homeless encampments. Violent political thugs allowed to attack citizens on the streets. National and state legislatures which refuse to address critical problems while creating more problems by passing oppressive legislation. Mass insanity, seemingly concentrated in large urban areas, most of which are controlled by liberal Democrats. A news media which has become nothing more that an ideological and political mouthpiece for insane liberalism. And, a political class which is almost totally unresponsive to their constituents. What is left to the sane people of this country?

    Massinsanity in reply to Mac45. | July 2, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    The mass insanity has always been there but it was somewhat suppressed until the Bad Orange Man was elected present at which point the left completely lost its collective mind.

    Just look at their candidates for the nomination. Each one is nuttier than the next and to a person they support policies that would have been laughed at just a decade ago.

    Elimination of private health insurance
    Wide open borders
    Medicare for all
    Free college
    Student debt cancellation (housing debt will be next because we know that housing is a basic human right)
    Unfettered access to state funded abortion from conception until birth
    Voting for all starting at 16 and including violent felons and convicted terrorists
    Free nationalized day care
    Free abortion for men

    Which will all be paid for via MMT

    The list can go on and on. We have reach a point where the left is completely disconnected from reality and it is so dangerous.

He’s such a loser

Maybe Francis can go on tour with the American women’s anti American soccer team after he loses the nomination, he still has his God awful band lol
My hope is the American Women lose today, any day

    TrickyRicky in reply to gonzotx. | July 2, 2019 at 11:45 am

    I don’t know gonzo. I’m not a big soccer fan, but I won’t let the bad apple spoil my rooting for the rest of the women who are fine athletes and are representing our country on the world stage.

      gonzotx in reply to TrickyRicky. | July 2, 2019 at 12:37 pm

      Unfortunately it’s not just the pink haired borderline, it’s other players like Morgan and their coach
      I’m done with them
      Losers all and by the way AOC and Kamaltoe invited them to Congress and the Senate and they are all so happy, oh the media will make this such a big f/u to the President

      artichoke in reply to TrickyRicky. | July 2, 2019 at 3:40 pm

      Soccer has never been “the beautiful game” as played by US Women’s Soccer. Big bruisers overpowering the more feminine opponents.

      I don’t enjoy watching them and generally find myself rooting for the opponent because they’re more like skilled typical women.

Still competing with just about everyone not named Joe or Fauxcahontas to overtake that “margin of error” guy.

healthguyfsu | July 2, 2019 at 12:09 pm

He should run for Pres of Mexico and just stay there. Then he could welcome all the immigrants!

It looks like they chose the very whitest migrants they could find and dressed them up very respectfully. The little boy on the woman’s lap is clearly darker than she is, so if he’s her boy, his father is even darker.

Not that this should matter. I want them to return to their countries regardless of their shade. But it looks very very scripted.

2nd Ammendment Mother | July 2, 2019 at 3:58 pm

I saw one headline breathlessly calling the junket “His First International Trip”….. That’s a hell of a headline about a guy who by his own bragging (back when I had to work with him) spent about every night of high school and vacation getting drunk or high (or both) by walking across the downtown free (at that time) bridge.

Border Patrol should refuse to let him cross back into the United States!

2smartforlibs | July 3, 2019 at 10:50 am

Beta Skata is running for President of the Federation of deportable aliens, not POTUS.

What a sorry @$$ POS; pinche cabrono malparido

O’Rourke to migrants: Be sure to vote for me once you’re inside the USA! Don’t worry if illegally voting might wreck everything if you happen to have a legitimate asylum claim…