'Beto' O’Rourke: El Paso 'Safe' Because of Asylum Seekers And Immigrants
2020 hopeful used his speech to virtue the benefits of increased immigration.
Presidential hopeful Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) hoped to win over voters at a rally El Paso, Texas, declaring that the border town was safe because of immigrants and asylum seekers.
'Beto' spoke to over 1000 supporters, outlining a sharp contrast with his 'progressive' immigration policies to those of president Donald Trump.
The 2020 hopeful used his speech to virtue the benefits of increased immigration.
“With Ciudad Juarez we form the largest binational community in this hemisphere. And for 20 years running, we’ve been one of the safest cities in the United States of America,” the El Paso native declared.
“We are safe not despite the fact that we are a city of immigrants and asylum seekers. We are safe because we are a city of immigrants and asylum seekers.”
“We have learned not to fear our differences, but to respect and embrace them. We see the languages spoken in this community, the traditions, the cultures, as a strength for El Paso,” he added.
But O’Rourke’s remarks did not go down too well with President Trump as he responded to shut down the Southern border.
The president then cited repeated failures by the Mexican government to support the administration in limiting further South American caravans reaching the United States.
The president also blasted Democrats for advocating “weak” immigration laws.
“The DEMOCRATS have given us the weakest immigration laws anywhere in the World. Mexico has the strongest, & they make more than $100 Billion a year on the U.S. Therefore, CONGRESS MUST CHANGE OUR WEAK IMMIGRATION LAWS NOW, & Mexico must stop illegals from entering the U.S,” the president wrote on Twitter Friday morning.
“Mexico has for many years made a fortune off of the U.S., far greater than Border Costs. If Mexico doesn’t immediately stop ALL illegal immigration coming into the United States [through] our Southern Border, I will be CLOSING the Border, or large sections of the Border, next week.”
O’Rourke also slammed Trump over family separations at the border before vowing to kill his policy he is elected.
“Let us reunite every single one of those families that are still separated today,” O’Rourke said.
The DEMOCRATS have given us the weakest immigration laws anywhere in the World. Mexico has the strongest, & they make more than $100 Billion a year on the U.S. Therefore, CONGRESS MUST CHANGE OUR WEAK IMMIGRATION LAWS NOW, & Mexico must stop illegals from entering the U.S....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29, 2019
“And let’s remember that every single one of us, including those who are just three or four blocks from here detained under the international bridge that connects us with Mexico behind the chain-linked fence and barbed wire, that they are fellow human beings and deserved to be treated like our fellow human beings.”
“We will find security not through walls, not through militarization, we will find security by focusing on our ports of entry,” he went on.
“If we are really serious about security, we have a golden opportunity, Republicans, Independents, Democrats alike to work on comprehensive immigration reform, to rewrite this country’s immigration laws in our own image with our own values and in the best traditions of the United States of America.”
In November 2018, a bombshell undercover video exposed the Beto O'Rourke campaign for illegally using funds to help Central American caravan migrants reach the US Southern Border.
The Project Veritas sting operation catches O'Rourke's campaign staffers admitting to making false declarations for fund allocation so they can secretly use the money to assist the migrant caravans currently marching toward the US through Mexico