The Democrats have made it clear they do not support President Donald Trump’s border wall or immigration policies, but what do they stand for?
As the 2020 election inches closer, it is time for each candidate to fully embrace their party’s immigration stance, or tell the American public what they do stand for. Here is a summary of the Democratic party’s current positons on immigration:
Democrats on DACA
By all accounts, it appears Democrats support the full legalization of the dreamers, children who were born in America to parents who entered the country illegally. These children, by no decision of their own only know the United States as their home country. The Trump administration has repeatedly tried to utlize these children, some now college aged as a barganing chip on funding his wall.
The Obama Administration and Immigration
Under President Barak Obama, it has been reported by ABC News that,
“Between 2009 and 2015 his administration has removed more than 2.5 million people through immigration orders, which doesn’t include the number of people who “self-deported” or were turned away and/or returned to their home country at the border by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). “
Where do Democrats currently stand on individuals in the United States who came to the country illegally?
Based on the Democrats current platform on Democrats.org which has changed throughout the years, they aim to preserve Obama’s legacy in “prioritizing immigration enforcement so that it is focused on those with criminal records and doesn’t arbitrarily separate families, and Democrats are fighting to protect that progress. Democrats will continue to work toward comprehensive immigration reform that fixes our nation’s broken immigration system, improves border security, prioritizes enforcement so we are targeting criminals – not families, keeps families together, and strengthens our economy. “
Where do Democrats stand on border security?
Democrats have been working every which way to block President Trump’s border wall funding however many do confirm that they support better border security. How? Support for better technology, increased hiring at ports of entry, and improved infrastructure are among some of the solutions but will they be most effective and do the Democrats want our borders to be most effective or do they prefer a more relaxed immigration system?
A clear answer on all questions related to immigration is what voters deserve.