Democrats Have Their First No-Borders Presidential Candidate



The U.S. Border Patrol is presently confronting illegal immigration at the highest rates since 2007, and could potentially apprehend one million illegal aliens by the end of this year alone. With our immigration system and border agents at a breaking point, Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro unveiled a “People First” immigration plan that is the dream of every radical, open border activist.

The plan represents his first major proposal since entering the presidential sweepstakes in January and solidifies his position among the radical open borders crowd. Laid out in a blog post in Medium, Castro says there is a need to “repair our existing legal immigration system” by reversing limits on refugee programs and then providing a “pathway to full and equal citizenship” for 11 million illegal aliens presently living in the U.S., a conservative estimate of the current illegal population.

But the former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary doubles and triples down on amnesty by proposing to give protection to the beneficiaries of Obama’s unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and their parents. That is a bridge that even sponsors of the current amnesty plans introduced in Congress have not explicitly sought.

So, when DHS data show more than 76,000 illegal aliens were apprehended in February alone, Castro thinks it makes complete sense to give amnesty to the approximately 699,350 DACA beneficiaries living in the U.S. as of August 31, 2018 – and, assuming both illegal alien parents are here too, another 1,400,000 non-citizens?

But why stop there? Castro wants “protected status” for anyone who “fled natural disasters, persecution, or violence,” which means amnesty for estimated 437,000 foreign nationals who’ve been granted Temporary Permanent Status (TPS) and the 4,000 Liberians who just had their Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) status extended at a time when on average more than 2,000 illegal aliens are being apprehended or have been deemed inadmissible every day at the Southern border.

A mass amnesty is not sufficiently generous (or reckless), so the former San Antonio mayor contemplates revamping the visa system in order to end the backlog of people who are waiting to reunite with their families.” 

No one who is  the slightest bit interested in strengthening – or even having – borders would support Castro’s nonsense. But those whose priorities lie with erasing meaningful borders, are delighted.

Frank Sharry, the president of the pro-amnesty America’s Voice, tweeted his delight, saying Castro is “first out of the gate with a thoughtful set of ideas and stands on immigration and refugees” that “integrates humane and workable policies with smart enforcement priorities.”

Likewise, Simon Rosenberg of the liberal think tank New Democrat Network called it a “welcome offering” and encouraged Democrats “to be far more forceful in countering Trump’s failed, incompetent and reckless immigration approach.

There was a time when radical open borders policies were simply ignored or laughed off by mainstream Democrats, but the pendulum has swung far left in the party.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has described the immigration crisis as a “Cat 5 hurricane disaster,” and it would get even worse if Julian Castro gets his way.

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Jennifer joined FAIR as Web Content Writer in 2017 and brings to the role extensive communications and media background. She began her career as a policy research analyst on multiple national and state political campaigns before entering journalism. In addition to spending over a decade writing for several broadcast and print news outlets, Jennifer directed communications strategy for a member of Congress and a military nonprofit.

7 Comments

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    Castro is a disgrace. He needs to run for office in Mexico. If you vote for this idiot, you are a moron. Build the wall!!!!

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    do you people really want to pay for all those illegal immigrants? not only that, but giving the DACA amnesty, not to mention ALL the families will be released into our US…are you really that stupid?

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    The democRATS are totally INSANE!!! They are willing to destroy our country, steal it from us and hand it free of charge to the illegal aliens.. People BETTER wake up or we WILL NOT have a country!!! President Trump is doing his best to stop this insanity and he is attacked constantly by the lunatics on the left… media, democRATS and Rinos… The liberal media, the democRATS, and Rinos have become the country’s enemy… they are vicious liars, lawless, have their heads so far up the rear ends of the illegal aliens.. they stab the American people in the backs and EVERY day they drive that knife in deeper and deeper.
    NO NON-CITIZEN has the right to be in this country… ANYONE who comes here LEGALLY is more than welcome… . we should NOT be allowing ANY illegal aliens to remain in our country using our resources and tax dollars.. we should be stopping ALL free handouts to ALL illegal aliens and STOP ALL anchor babies… it is NOT right to just hand citizenship free of charge to anyone who is here illegally!!! our politicians have absolutely destroyed the value and meaning of being a citizen… they keep handing these illegal aliens more and more of our rights and benefits as citizens… they hold these illegal aliens above the laws and above the citizens…
    HEAVEN HELP OUR COUNTRY BEFORE WE HAVE NO COUNTRY… they are stealing our country while they kick us in the teeth…

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    Don Richardson on

    To those who are willing to give away our country:
    When you are willing to leave the doors to your house open 24/7 and invite anyone and everyone in to share all of your belongings (including your bank account) and only then, do you have any moral standing to give away part of our country.

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    Castro’s “People First” policy means “New People First and Natives Had Better Make Room” In other words, it’s replacement immigration.

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    Geoge Tyrebyter on

    We have to make the Dems OWN this idiot and his stupidity. Americans DO NOT WANT a horde of ignorant diseased illegals here raping and killing But that is the dem plan.

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    Carol Clements on

    The orginal natives to America suffered GREAT hardships by not having borders and by allowing invaders to divide them. We know what no borders will do.