Failed Texas senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke (it looks like he’s sticking with Beto for now) published a blog post Sunday on his thoughts on how to handle the migrant caravan that doesn’t exist and even if it did exist is 1,000 miles away and won’t reach the U.S. border before Christmas at least.
It should tell us something about her home country that a mother is willing to travel 2,000 miles with her 4-month old son to come here. How we respond when she arrives tells us something about ours. https://t.co/hrsfjh3drv
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) November 26, 2018
And the people of Texas concluded he would have made a terrible Senator. The dislike cancels out
— Leo Nayfeld (@LeoNayfeld) November 26, 2018
It should also tell us something that she could have ended her trek a thousand miles earlier by accepting Mexico’s offer of asylum and promise of shelter, medical attention, schooling, and jobs made back in October.
O’Rourke can’t believe the administration’s response so far is “taking kids from their parents, locking them up in cages, and now tear gassing them at the border” — all things which happened during Barack Obama’s administration as well. Guess ol’ Beto was too busy trying to nail some sweet skateboard moves to notice.
The best part of his brief post is the suggestion that we follow U.S. law — and if you cross the border illegally, you’ve broken U.S. law. But that’s not what he means:
Let’s do this the right way and follow our own laws. Allow asylum seekers to petition for asylum at our ports of entry. They must do so peacefully and follow our laws; but we must also ensure the capacity to effectively and timely process those claims (right now 5,000 waiting in Tijuana and only 40 to 100 are processed a day).
Wow, 5,000 asylum seekers are waiting in Tijuana? It’s like they formed a giant caravan of thousands to arrive at the same time and overwhelm the U.S. legal system or something.
Beto – I supported your campaign and will support you moving forward. But the basis for seeking asylum cannot and should not be diluted. These people simply do not meet the asylum criteria. If the bar is lowered we then need room for 7.7B people!
— alexi lauren (@a7auren) November 26, 2018
Sounds good to us; grant asylum where warranted. But again, these people were already offered asylum but thought it was their “destiny” to reach the U.S.
The fact that she did not apply for asylum at her local US Embassy tells us she did not have a case!
— Brian Williams (@BGwilyms) November 26, 2018
The fact that women with 4 yr olds would be loaded up and transported 2000 miles to the southern border tells us how low open borders communists like you will go to push your illegal agenda.
— Wisconservative (@CarterFliptMe) November 27, 2018
And willing to put a child at the front of the caravan to be used as shields? That says alot about their character! They are willing to endanger their Children's lives instead of coming in LEGALLY! Don't even put this on the American people Francis! America first!
— Its just Nat✌️ (@nattie8859) November 26, 2018
Why these people are running to a democracy on the brink of destruction run by a modern day Hitler is beyond me. Can’t they keep this shit straight?
— Pam (@Telecombarbie) November 26, 2018
You don't remember when under Obama the border patrol fired tear gas at a mob who was trying to cross the border in CA? It was just 2013. Go look it up and stop all the fake outrage.
— Carol Ricard (@CarolRicard) November 26, 2018
Perfectly suitable to be the Democrat nominee for 2020 then.
Hates America ✔️
— ?⛄?Lisa McMerica??? (@LisaMcGov) November 26, 2018
‘Oops’! MSNBC reporter in Tijuana accidentally ‘shoots down the media’s narrative’ about ‘asylum seekers’ https://t.co/1Z6nyvueZV
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 26, 2018