Here’s some news from Tuesday that doesn’t seem to have jettisoned 2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro to the front of the pack, but once the hubbub over Joe Biden’s creepy hair-sniffing fetish passes, it will be interesting to see if any of the other Democratic candidates (with a chance of winning) get on board:
— The Hill (@thehill) April 2, 2019
“Decriminalized” can be misinterpreted, so we’ll let The Hill explain:
Castro, who announced his Democratic White House bid in January, wrote in a blog post that “the truth is, immigrants seeking refuge in our country aren’t a threat to national security.”
“Migration shouldn’t be a criminal justice issue.”
Castro called for the removal of Section 1325, the law which has made illegal entry a federal misdemeanor since 1929, arguing that the rule has been weaponized to target immigrants.
“These laws got a new life in 2005, when the Bush administration decided to charge those that crossed the border with criminal violations, rather than civil ones,” the former San Antonio, Texas, mayor explained.
“This shift to criminalize immigration is at the core of many of this administration’s most egregious immigration policies — from family separation to indiscriminate ICE raids to targeting asylum seekers.”
Maybe we’re just cynics or bad people in general, but hasn’t the word got out among those migrant caravans that when you either reach a border checkpoint or are apprehended by the Border Patrol, you claim asylum, regardless? And if you passed from Central America through Mexico to reach the United States, weren’t you obligated to apply for asylum in Mexico?
Castro hasn’t as far as we know come out in full support of open borders, but someone among the Democratic candidates is going to have to step up and say it to lock in those progressive votes.
— PattiD05 (@PattiD05) April 2, 2019
Who is this guy again?
— Quinten Brasher (@QuintenBrasher) April 2, 2019
He’s the guy polling below 1 percent among Democratic voters right now.
Of course he does.
— Brett (@btwigg_) April 2, 2019
Of course he does. He would like nothing better to flood Texas with Democratic votes. That's all this is about. Desperate dems searching for a way to win and willing to give up our country to do it. Treason.
— Jeff Moore (@jmoore9669) April 2, 2019
We should also register immigrants to vote as soon as they cross the border.
— Craig Zimmerman (@craigzimmerman6) April 2, 2019
But foreign influence in our election is bad, Russia bad
— ElDuque (@ElDuque48319794) April 3, 2019
Make it where ICE & CBP will just have to let ‘em go, criminal or not.
— Matt Youngblood?????? (@_TheYoungBlood) April 3, 2019
We’re awfully close to that now. ICE will cease to exist if some Democrats get their way.
are we going to decriminalize identity theft and fraud as well? How else will they live and work in the US?
— Matt Martin (@mattmartinradio) April 2, 2019
I’m old enough to remember when Democrats would become angry when accused of being for open borders
— Nick M (@NickAtNight128) April 2, 2019
These people don’t study history much do they…….
— R Ray (@romansray) April 3, 2019
Again no protection for Americans. Don’t we already have Sanctuary cities that are “decriminalized” for illegals?
— Lisa (@LisaRoxy7519) April 3, 2019
just put a wall around Texas and I'm cool
— lollipop (@cantcatchme32) April 3, 2019
Does this go both directions? Can U.S. citizens also pour into Mexico?
— Daphne (@brainspoon) April 2, 2019
Not ?? a ?? serious ?? position.
— ? nah ?? (@StealthNathan) April 3, 2019
So now he doesn’t want to be President.
— Stinking Duck (@sttngduck) April 2, 2019
I love it. They are looking more insane every day
— 2fastdriving ⭐⭐⭐ (@2fastdriving) April 3, 2019
I was initially frightened by the constant attempts at insane one-upmanship by the Democratic hopefuls. But then Kermit taught me to just sit back, sip my beverage, and watch them asplode themselves.
— Timber Maniac (@timber_maniac) April 2, 2019
These Democratic primary debates are going to be lit.
It’s SIMPLE math! Rep. Dan Crenshaw gets REAL about the crisis at the border and Lefties come un-glitter-glued https://t.co/ilIEcLkQCu
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 1, 2019