Failing 2020 presidential candidate Cory Booker unveiled his new plan to “virtually eliminate” immigration detentions for those illegally entering the United States; adding the proposal is not an open-borders policy.
“When kids are being stripped away from their parents and held in cages, I will not wait for Congress to solve this crisis,” Booker said in a news release Tuesday. “On day one of my presidency, I will take immediate steps to end this administration’s moral vandalism.”
“Without waiting for Congress to act, Cory will stop the treatment of immigrants as criminals, close inhumane (Department of Homeland Security) facilities, end the use of for-profit detention facilities and end unnecessary barriers for refugees and those seeking asylum to virtually eliminate immigrant detention,” the news release said.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 2, 2019
The bidding war continues. Cory Booker would 'virtually eliminate' detention of those who cross border illegally. So: No additional border barriers. Decriminalize illegal crossing. Virtually eliminate detention. Getting very close to open borders… https://t.co/VQn46fPTnc
— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 2, 2019
“As president, Cory will fight for legislation in Congress to reform our broken immigration system in a comprehensive way,” the news release stated, “but he won’t wait to act to end the system of mass detention.”
Just days after trashing former Vice President Joe Biden for his prior cooperation with well-known segregationists, Sen. Cory Booker hinted he’d be willing to hold private meetings with rabid Anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.
“I don’t feel the need to do that, but I’m not one of these people that says I wouldn’t sit down with anybody to hear what they have to say,” said Booker. “I am very familiar with Minister Louis Farrakhan and his beliefs and values.”
Farrakhan has routinely called Jews “termites” and “spawns of Satan.”
“President Trump has repeatedly condemned racism, bigotry, and anti-Semitism,” said a statement from President Trump’s re-election campaign. “Why can’t Democrats do the same?”
Booker slammed Biden for similar comments days ago.
“At least there was some civility,” said Biden. “We got things done. We didn’t agree on much of anything. We got things done.”
This is about him evoking a terrible power dynamic that he showed a lack of understanding or insensitivity to by invoking this idea that he was called son by white segregationists who, yes, they see in him their son,” Booker said during an interview on ABC’s “This Week.” “I heard from many, many African-Americans who found the comments hurtful.”