Buttigieg: Illegal Aliens Have 'Every Bit of Claim on This Country' as US Citizens
Democrat presidential candidate pushed equal rights for illegal immigrants
Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has claimed that illegal alien "dreamers" have as much right to be in the United States as American citizens.
During a campaign rally in Utah this week, former South Bend Mayor Buttigieg was doubling down on his claims that America belongs to illegal immigrants, just as much U.S. citizens.
Buttigieg told voters that so-called “dreamers” - illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children - have “every bit a claim on this country as the rest of us.”
Continuing in Spanish, Mayor Pete insisted that “we should tell dreamers that we support them, and we understand that this country is your country too.”
Buttigieg has stepped up his use of Spanish as he tries to place well in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday.
The Democratic White House hopeful has been touting his political support for amnesty and taxpayer-funded health care for illegal immigrants.
While speaking to an illegal immigrant on Sunday, Buttigieg promised they would have taxpayer-funded health care if he was elected president.
“As you know, the Affordable Care Act, one of the many missing pieces that it has is that the exchanges are not available to the undocumented,” Buttigieg told the illegal alien.
“I would change that, and that would be a change that would come with the ‘Medicare-for-All-Who-Want-It’ plan that I am proposing.”
In Nevada on Monday, Buttigieg told voters that the legal immigration system was not allowing enough people into the country.
“This county needs more people than its immigration system is willing to allow,” he said.
“So what happens? The people come, but then they are endangered of all of the uncertainties of being undocumented in this country.”
Last week, Buttigieg started promoting his radical new "visa program" that seeks to flood small American towns with legal immigrants in order to increase the regions’ populations.
The program aims to benefit corporate investors, big business and housing developers, while seemingly sidling ordinary residents.
Buttigieg touted his 'investor-friendly' plan during a campaign stop in Merrimack, New Hampshire, which would overwhelm small American towns with legal immigration to drive population growth.
Buttigieg told the crowd:
"I’m proposing what we call 'Community Renewal Visas' that when a community that is very much in need of growing its population recognizes that, and makes a choice to welcome more than its share of new Americans that we create a fast-track if they apply for an allotment of visas, that goes to those who are willing to be in those areas that maybe are hurting for population but have great potential."