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James Smith 3 months
decriminalization is not the answer I'm looking for. there needs to be heavy penalties for hiring of illegal immigrants and fines for those crossing the boarder without documentation. the political classes need to focus on citizens and residents needs with only being humane on illegals and this can't happen if the numbers overwhelm our resources. this is pandering and should be questioned in the media

John Doe 3 months
"The policy of enforcing the laws is cruelty!" - Elizabeth "Crouching Indian, Hidden Socialist" Warren

Beck70 3 months
Open borders is not a sound policy.

Matthew Rowley 3 months
Can anyone explain to me the logic behind running to lead a country on the platform of ending its existence if elected?
Brandon Huber 3 months
Not prosecuting illegal border crossers as criminals was done before, and the country didn't end. In fact, it worked really well. Leave that weird fear planet you live on and come back to reality.
Matthew Rowley 3 months
When was it done before and please say Ellis Island.
Matthew Rowley 3 months
So without knowing what era you are talking about I cannot attack your argument specifically. However, I will say that having a boarder is both a defining and nessesary characteristic of a state/country. If there are no legal consequences for crossing the boarder, than the boarder is nothing more than an imaginary, arbitrary line. Thus, it does not exist. If the boarder no longer exists, and a boarder is a nessesary characteristic of a country, then the country no longer exists. I don't know why this needs to be explained since it is the exact argument used by globalists except they think its a good thing.

Paul C 3 months
I wish these nitwits would just let Trump solve this. Then we can move onto more pressing things like social security reform and reducing the national deficit.

Marcus Rogers 3 months
Open borders = The end of the USA, it's just as the globists want, the end of all country's, and the beginning of one big melting pot for cheap and never ending labour.
Tin Ego 3 months
They only want the end of some countries or haven’t you noticed.
4sknBerg 3 months
how come globalists all have such long noses?

david dindu 3 months
if we r gonna have open borders might as well bomb mexico and take over their oil fields
(Un)Fortunate Son 3 months
You’re onto something here... no border means America can invade Mexico without illegally crossing a border... FIENDISH!!
Garthak 3 months
I've been saying we should take Mexico for years. half of them want to live here anyway, and we could properly utilize their resources, and solve their crime issue.
applejuice 3 months
America # 2 or ext Might as well most of its citizen live here

Sir_Kutz 3 months
Doing absolutely nothing is not a policy.
Ben Skalicky 3 months

Der Rikmeister 3 months
How dare she sully the work of Obama that way!

An Inappropriate Name 3 months
Warren's Immigration Plan : "Lose the election."

O'Brien 3 months
If the US is destined to be a dual Anglo/Latino nation then let's just erase every border as far as Panama. May as well have the resources if you're going to have the problems.

Michael Tatom 3 months
This lady looks and sounds like a blithering idiot. How did she ever rise to position of power?

Hannibal 3 months
I'm a little amazed CNN didn't bury the lead like the other liberal sites. Good on them.
HueHueo Suezo 3 months
They don't believe she can win the general election against Trump, would be my guess as to why.

Tin Ego 3 months
Curing illegal immigration by making it not illegal is like curing a weight problem by buying bigger trousers. But hey who am l?
Justin White 3 months
Migration positivity like body positivity?

Barny Fraggles 3 months
Remember ALL the candidates put their hand up for this.
Justin White 3 months
Only those in the 2nd half. The first half weren't asked that question - they probably support it too but it's hard to say.
Barny Fraggles 3 months
Good point, true. In fairness if it's asked, any hand that doesn't go up would be boo'ed into omission so it's also hard to say what's lip service or not.
Justin White 2 months
Yeah, Biden hesitated and realised everyone else's hands were up and felt he had to follow along. Peer pressure.

White Man’s Burden 3 months
Why doesn’t she just go to the border and just hand out the green cards herself?

Dave 3 months
I wonder if they can build a border fence with the amount of red tape she wants to put into customs and enforcement?

Brandon Huber 3 months
In this comment section you can witness how little conservatives understand immigration policy. The impact of decriminalized crossing is just beyond your grasp. To the mayo-brains, it means open borders.
Hannibal 3 months
Please enlighten us because according to left-wing sources that's the result.
Brandon Huber 3 months
Hannibal Under Obama, deporter in chief, many crossing the border were not tried as criminals if that was there only offense. Did that mean an open border? Nope. Immigration fell and deportation numbers broke records. Decriminalization is not legalization. It is a matter of logistics. It allows us to use our facilities for the migrants with criminal records and handle them faster. Instead of trying every last one criminally and bringing it all to a hault.
Diehard 270 3 months
Do you not realize how horrifying open borders are for the economy and safety of America?

Andrew 1010 3 months
Might as well just put up a Picket Sign Fence which reads ALL ARE WELCOME TO FUCK US! In big bold letters.

applejuice 3 months
I'm so dumbfounded at people and particularly politician. Can someone explain to me why this is even a topic for discussion? Why do people want open borders so badly?