2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker (NJ) took a page out of rival Robert O’Rourke’s book when he went to Mexico to speak with those sent back to Mexico after our government denied them asylum.

Booker took it one step further by bringing five female asylum seekers with him back to America.

I am not kidding. When O’Rourke went to Mexico to speak with migrants, I asked who will copy him and venture into the country.

The five women went back to Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols program, “which sends asylum seekers back to Mexico to await court hearings in the U.S.”

From The El Paso Times:

Booker walked with the women to the top of the international bridge, where U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have for months been stopping asylum seekers from setting foot in the U.S. The CBP officers appeared to be expecting the senator and welcomed the women and their attorneys, who proceeded single-file toward the U.S. port of entry.

“These women had really horrific stories,” Booker told reporters once in El Paso. “They are survivors of sexual violence, attacks. They are being preyed upon. They have legitimate fears. This policy that we have, what it’s doing is pushing people who are already vulnerable back into a dangerous situation.”

Las Americas Linda Rivas explained the crimes committed against the woman took place before they went to America, and after they came back to Mexico.

Did Booker break the law? Some accused him of breaking the law from 1907. It’s Title 8, U.S.C. 1324(A) and subsection 1324(a)(1), which “prohibits alien smuggling, domestic transportation of unauthorized aliens, concealing or harboring unauthorized aliens, encouraging or inducing unauthorized aliens to enter the United States, and engaging in a conspiracy or aiding and abetting any of the preceding acts.”

The law‘s “Subsection 1324(a)(2) prohibits bringing or attempting to bring unauthorized aliens to the United States in any manner whatsoever, even at a designated port of entry.”

The visit came a day after Booker released a plan to fix our immigration system. Once again, I have to remind people the Democrats had full control of DC for two years and did nothing to fix immigration.

Is anyone surprised Booker said he would use his executive authority to reform the system? Orange Man bad when he wields executive power, but not Democrats.

Anyway, Booker said he would reform the system by:

  • Treating immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers with dignity
  • Putting forward a new vision for modernizing immigration
  • Addressing the root causes of the migration and refugee crisis
  • Reaffirming our values by expanding protections for immigrants and rolling back the Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant policies

I noticed the immigration plan targets many policies implemented by President Donald Trump, but nothing to act on the immigration laws we have had on the books for decades.