The Border Crisis-Part Two: Beto O’Rourke has a plan

This is the second part of On The Fence Voters two-part series on the immigration platforms of democratic presidential candidates for 2020. This one introduces Beto O’Rourke’s immigration platform and while similar to Castro’s earlier this afternoon, there are some differences, as Jeff will explain. Thanks again, Jeff, for your excellent work!

On The Fence Voters

Yesterday, I highlighted some of the main points in Democratic Presidential candidate Julian Castro’s comprehensive immigration plan. Today, the focus is on a recently released plan from candidate Beto O’Rourke. You can find the full plan here.

O’Rourke’s plan centers on three main pillars:

1 Using executive authority to stop inhumane treatment of children, reunite families that have been separated, reform our asylum system, rescind the travel bans, and remove the fear of deportation for Dreamers and beneficiaries of programs like TPS.

2 Immediately engaging Congress to enact legislation—focused on the vital role families and communities play—that will allow America to fully harness the power of economic growth and opportunity that both immigration and naturalization will bring to our country’s future.

3 Strengthen our partnerships with our neighbors in the Western Hemisphere—refocusing and supporting democracy and human rights and invest in reducing violence because the only path to regional…

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3 thoughts on “The Border Crisis-Part Two: Beto O’Rourke has a plan

  1. I’m all for Beto’s plan, reuniting families and help strengthen regional Latin American countries economically in order to prevent mass migration in the first place. However, unchecked immigration and social support in terms of welfare and public housing may be unfeasible. I’m fairly certain the US running huge budget and foreign deficits year after year will be amenable to point #2. There may not be enough jobs to accommodate millions of additional migrants. Wouldn’t they compete/ displace native US workers by increasing the supply side, then overall income/ wages must come down due to market forces… unless our leaders wish to implement a socialist economic system, this scenario is not likely. There are no simple solutions it seems.


    • Agreed, but you know what else? I think we are seeing only the tip of the iceberg. I think he has had his minions implementing policies that were largely overlooked because we were all focusing on the day-to-day minutiae.

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