Dem. Presidential Candidate Julian Castro Thrills Open Borders Advocates With Immigration Plan

Julian Castro is, at this time, one of the very low hanging candidates among a large gaggle of Democrats, with Beto, Biden, and Bernie leading at this time. But, you never know what will happen as time goes on, debates are held, and people vote in primaries. And here comes the Open Borders push

Castro unveils immigration platform, laying an early marker in the 2020 presidential contest

Democratic presidential Julián Castro sought Tuesday to lay down an early marker on immigration, releasing an extensive plan to address an issue that is sure to remain front and center through November 2020.

Castro’s People First Immigration Policy, which comes 10 months before the first votes are cast in the 2020 primary, offers a few ideas that are commonplace among Democratic candidates, like reversing President Donald Trump’s travel ban and providing a pathway to citizenship for people in the country illegally. But in many other areas, the proposal goes much farther than other contenders have gone, thrilling advocates who have been waiting to see which White House hopeful would be first out of the gate with such a detailed proposal.

“They’ve all done riffs at rallies, but this is the first serious, thoughtful and thorough proposal,” said Frank Sharry, director of the liberal immigration group America’s Voice. “He got his wonk on, and wonks appreciate it.”

The plan comes as Castro, the only Latino presidential candidate, works to find a voice in the 2020 primary, where he hardly registers in polls two and a half months into his candidacy. And specifically on immigration, he is vying for attention with fellow Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke, the El Pasoan who has made the border central to his three-week-old 2020 campaign.

So, what is it about?

Castro’s proposal is highlighted by a call to decriminalize illegal border crossings — which he would do by repealing a provision of U.S. law that makes it a criminal, instead of civil, offense to unlawfully enter the country. The provision, Section 1325 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, has been a key factor in the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” approach that led to family separation at the border last year.

“The truth is, immigrants seeking refuge in our country aren’t a threat to national security,” Castro wrote in a Medium post outlining the plan. “Migration shouldn’t be a criminal justice issue. It’s time to end this draconian policy and return to treating immigration as a civil — not a criminal — issue.”

In fact, it is a criminal act with a civil penalty for a first offense: a small fine and deportation. What making it strictly a civil penalty would do would be to allow illegal aliens to pay that fine and stay around, at which point Democrats would demand they be given free citizenship, and, more importantly for Dems, voting rights.

In addition to making illegal border crossings a civil offense, Castro’s plan lays out a number of ideas that have not yet entered the 2020 primary mainstream. He wants to end so-called “287(g)” agreements that allow local law enforcement to perform immigration duties after undergoing training. He also wants to eliminate three- and 10-year bans, which prohibit undocumented immigrants from re-entering the United States for certain periods of time after they are deported.

Crossing illegally after being deported is a purely criminal offense, and Open Borders advocate Castro wants to do away with this. It would mean more of this

(Breitbart) A convicted sex offender and illegal alien, who was previously deported from the United States, has been charged with multiple counts of child sex crimes, including producing child pornography, in the state of Louisiana.

In an announcement on Tuesday, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry confirmed that 44-year-old illegal alien Miguel Martinez was arrested in Harvey, Louisiana, and charged with 100 counts of possession of child pornography, one count of production of child pornography, and one count of sexual battery of a child under the age of 13-years-old.

A multi-agency investigation into the illegal alien revealed that Martinez had been previously deported from the U.S. in 2005 and is a registered sex offender in the sanctuary state of California, which shields criminal illegal aliens from deportation.

Castro would be protecting people like Martinez. Remember, though, that they aren’t for Open Borders and totally believe in the rule of law.

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One Response to “Dem. Presidential Candidate Julian Castro Thrills Open Borders Advocates With Immigration Plan”

  1. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    Although he really doesn’t have a shot at the nomination he does actually speak Spanish fluently unlike the fake Mexican and real pendejo Pancho Vanilla.

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