Democrat O’Rourke Unveils “Community-Based” Immigration Plan

Beto O'Rourke
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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke proposed a new immigration plan on Wednesday that will allow churches and local communities to sponsor immigrants to the United States in becoming American citizens.

O’Rourke, a former Texas congressman from the Texas border city of El Paso, said the plan would also give citizenship to 11 million undocumented immigrants living in American faster than previous plans, which have all failed to get through Congress.

O’Rourke is one of 23 Democrats vying to become the party’s nominee to take on Republican President Donald Trump in next year’s election.

Under O’Rourke’s proposal, he will also, if elected president, eliminate all funding for private, for-profit prison operators “whose incentive is profit, not security.”

O’Rourke says he will create a humane immigration system, and make U.S. citizenship quicker for “Dreamers”, the children of undocumented immigrants who were brought to America as children and raised in the U.S.

O’Rourke said his plan for communities and congregations to sponsor immigrants was the first of its kind.

(Reporting by Tim Reid; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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War Eagle
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Sponsorship means more than just signing a paper and washing your hands of the person being sponsored. Churches and communities sponsoring illegal immigrants should be held financially liable for any crimes committed by those sponsored. To include but not limited to incarceration, property damage, court costs, medical costs of drug or violence victims, as well as family pain-and-suffering plus lost wages of murder and injury victims.

Cherl
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Poor Beto. He is really grasping at straws….any straw that will get him noticed. He has not made one common sense approach to anything. President Trump would just love to have a debate with him. Unfortunately that will never happen.

Michaela Tofflerova
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Michaela Tofflerova

Welcome to Canada. We have it here. What a joke!

Phoenix
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That is a stupid idea and it’s unfortunately already being done in some communities.

Otis
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But Beto, what about the ‘separation of church and state’, you über libs so espouse?

William
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OK, So lets just move them all into his neighborhood, Let these gang members be his next door neighbors, let his family be subjected to the dangers that he wants to place on the average Americans that can’t afford to live in a gated community with security.

James
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More stupidity from the Texas Bozo. When were the LAWS of the United States rescinded to allow ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADERS to gain entrance and become a part of the population? IF those on the Left – Democrats/Socialists – NEED more voters to gain POWER and CONTROL over everything in our lives, maybe they should have an agenda to do something good for AMERICA and AMERICANS rather than for their own idea of a “Socialist utopia”. The Dimwit Party has done nothing for America; but has as part of its’ plan, endeavored to carry out the destruction of our Republic (RE:… Read more »

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