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Sun May 26, 2019, 02:10 PM


O'Rourke: Migrant families "pose no threat or danger" to U.S

Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, one of the two dozen Democrats running for president, said detained migrant families who are not threats to the U.S. should be released and connected to an immigration case manager, stressing that the "majority" of those crossing the southwestern border are desperate and do not pose a danger to the country.

"We know from past history that when we connect them with case managers in a community, they have a 99% chance of meeting their court dates and their appointments with ICE," he said on "Face the Nation" Sunday. "In other words, we do a better job of helping them to follow our laws when they have case managers in the community. And it costs us a tenth of what we pay to keep them in detention and in custody."

Since the summer of 2018, the Trump administration has been dealing with an unprecedented flow of migrant families from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador collectively known as Central America's "Northern Triangle" heading to the U.S.-Mexico border to seek asylum at ports of entry or cross illegally into the U.S.

For a third consecutive month, the number of migrant families apprehended by U.S. authorities at the border in April reached a record high for the administration, which has repeatedly urged Congress to increase funding for border enforcement and to allow the government to detain migrant families for longer than 20 days a standard set by the "Flores" court settlement. Department of Homeland Security officials have pointed to the large-scale migration and their strained resources when pressed by lawmakers on the deaths of six migrant children in U.S. custody, or soon after being released, in the past eight months.


But they're brown, speak a foreign language and scare Trump so much that he shits his Depends.
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