An Illegal Immigration Fix? Highly Unlikely

AUG 25, 2019 - Ahead of the first Democratic debates in June, several progressive groups demanded that candidates support their Free to move, Free to stay policy platform that includes defunding and reforming Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Border Patrol.Some of the candidates like those ideas. Julian Castro has said that instead of breaking up families, we should break up ICE. Bill de Blasio also endorses abolishing ICE.Many of the candidates, meanwhile, support repealing the statute that makes it a federal crime to illegally enter the United States. Among those who want to make it a civil offense are Castro and Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand.

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