Referencing the current controversial approach that the United States is taking towards migrants, US Representative Beto O’Rourke suggested a much different take.
Below are some of Beto O’Rourke’s quotes on the matter.
“It should tell us something about her home country that a mother is willing to travel 2,000 miles with her 4-month old son to come here.” – Beto O’Rourke, Newsweek, 26 November 2018
“So far, in this administration, that response has included taking kids from their parents, locking them up in cages, and now tear gassing them at the border.” – Beto O’Rourke, Medium, 26 November 2018
“People are leaving violent countries where they fear for their lives. Without money, they are subsisting on hope for their kids, for themselves, that they can get to safety. After being denied the ability to lawfully petition for asylum for the last 10 days, they are desperate.” – Beto O’Rourke, Newsweek, 26 November 2018
“We choose how to respond to this challenge.” – Beto O’Rourke, Newsweek, 26 November 2018
“Let’s do this the right way and follow our own laws.” – Beto O’Rourke, Newsweek, 26 November 2018
“Allow asylum seekers to petition for asylum at our ports of entry. They must do so peacefully and follow our laws, but we must also ensure the capacity to effectively and timely process those claims [right now 5,000 waiting in Tijuana and only 40 to 100 are processed a day].” – Beto O’Rourke, Medium, 26 November 2018
“Those who have a credible fear of returning to their home country [as determined by a U.S. judge] will be able [to] stay until their full asylum request has been determined. Those applicants ultimately granted asylum will then live in the U.S., make us a better country for being here, and those who are not granted asylum will be returned to their home country.” – Beto O’Rourke, Medium, 26 November 2018