Let’s face it. By seeking to decriminalize illegal border crossings and abolish detention centers, Democrats are advocating an open border with Mexico.
This is bad news for the country. Democrats have lost their minds on immigration. But it’s certainly good news for the reelection prospects of President Trump, who was won the White House in no small part on the immigration issue.
There are a few sensible Democrats left. One of them is Jeh Johnson.
According to the Washington Examiner:
President Barack Obama’s secretary of Homeland Security criticized the presidential Democratic candidates who have come out in support of decriminalizing illegal border crossings.
Julián Castro, Obama’s secretary of Housing and Urban Development, has called for the repeal of Section 1325 in Title 8 of the U.S. Code, which makes it a misdemeanor for migrants to enter the United States illegally.
In his recently released immigration plan, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker said he would “virtually eliminate” all immigrant detention centers.
“That is tantamount to declaring publicly that we have open borders,” Jeh Johnson told the Washington Post. “That is unworkable, unwise and does not have the support of a majority of American people or the Congress, and if we had such a policy, instead of 100,000 apprehensions a month, it will be multiples of that.”