O’Rourke Claims Illegal Immigrants Are Kept in ‘Modern-Day Bondage’ Because of Their Lack of Legal Status

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2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate and former Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke (D-Texas) appeared to liken undocumented immigrants to slaves while speaking to a crowd in Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday afternoon.

While giving remarks to the Service Employees International Union, O’Rourke —  a former Democratic representative from Texas and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination — suggested that the lives of illegal immigrants in the U.S. were akin to those of slaves, claiming that they are kept in “modern-day bondage.”

“[With] Immigration. Millions [are] living in the shadows, working some of the toughest jobs, lucky to make a minimum wage. Some not even making that. Kept in modern-day bondage, their immigration status used as leverage to keep them down from fully participating in this country’s success.”

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The former congressman — who failed to unseat Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the 2018 midterm cycle after outraising the senator by nearly double his amount — also reiterated his promise to grant a pathway to citizenship to the undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.

O’Rourke’s claims were not the first time he’s used slavery as a comparison.

As IJR Red previously reported, while speaking at the We the People Membership Summit last month, the Democratic primary candidate took a sharp turn when he was endorsing the idea of abolishing the institution of the Electoral College by calling it “one of those bad compromises” that the Founding Fathers made and suggesting it was comparable to slavery.

“This is one of those bad compromises we made at day one in this country. There are many others that we can think of, and they are all connected, including the value of some people based on the color of their skin. There is a legacy and a series of consequences that have persisted and remain with us to this day.”

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The former Texas representative is currently running in a rather large primary against many big-name Democrats — and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — who are also vying for the right to take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

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Steve Zinck
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His implication that the Electoral College was race based shows his ignorance. The Federalist Papers should be required for everyone especially politicians and journalist

William Conley
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Keyword Beto you stupid puppet is ILLEGAL immigrants aka they are breaking our laws before they even step foot on our soil. They are showing absolute disregard for our laws before again even stepping foot in the country. They then abuse our joke of an immigration laws knowing they’ll just overwhelm our compounds and be set free in the damn country. Why don’t they just leave them on the Mexican side of the border and say hey come back to the border a this date and time then we’ll hear your case.

James
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Bozo should understand (probably too stupid to do so) the Illegal Alien Invaders came sneaking across our sovereign border of their own free will. NO ONE asked them to come here nor are they welcome here.

Clark Allen
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if they don’t like how they are treated feel free to leave no one forcing them
to stay

Morte206
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Someone please explain to this moron that these people come here voluntarily as opposed to those who were rounded up as spoils of war and sold by their conquerors back in Africa.
I suspect that many of them are still making a hell of a lot more as a “slave” here than they would back home and they do so willingly as a result.

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