Absolutely agree with this. But why lie about the people in this caravan and their intentions? Why decry them all as criminals and say Middle Easterners are in the caravan? Why make it out like this caravan is going to be here any day when it's 1000 miles away and moving very slowly?
I get your point, but how do you defend them ripping down fences and destroying property in their journey here?https://www.facebook.com/NoticiasTelemundo/videos/513431869123566/
I get their are desperate to get here and the like...
I think that Trump will be blamed when It seems like we’re all in agreement that this movement needs to be stopped in order to protect our border, promote fairness, and IMO set an example for future repeaters.
I disagree, this kind of thing is only going to help the GOP in the midterms. They will claim the Dems want open border and get good political capital off this matter. I think this helps his base galvanize. Most of the press is going to hammer Pres. Trump regardless.
Looking at voters’ priorities for immigration policy, there is some common ground among partisans. When asked whether the policy priority should be “creating a way for immigrants already here illegally to become citizens if they meet certain requirements,” or “better border security and stronger enforcement of our immigration laws” – or whether both should be given equal priority – nearly half of Republican voters (48%) and about as many Democratic voters (45%) say both should be given equal priority.http://www.people-press.org/2018/10/04/2018-midterm-voters-issues-and-political-values/
Still, far more Democratic voters (49%) than Republican voters (11%) say the priority should be on creating a way for those in the U.S. illegally to become citizens if they meet certain conditions. By contrast, far more Republican voters (39%) than Democratic voters (5%) say the focus should be on better border security and enforcement.
Since 2016, the share of adults in the general public who say border security should take priority over creating a way for those in the country illegally to become citizens has decreased. Two years ago, about a quarter (24%) said stronger law enforcement should be the priority for dealing with illegal immigration. Today, about two-in-ten (19%) say this.
During that same period, the share who prioritize creating a pathway for illegal immigrants to gain citizenship has increased modestly – from 29% in 2016 to 33%
There are large demographic differences within the general public on priorities in dealing with illegal immigration.
Women are much more likely to prioritize a legal pathway to citizenship than men (40% to 27%).
Though a plurality of whites say both should be equally prioritized, whites (23%) are far more likely than blacks (6%) and Hispanics (9%) to say better border security should take priority.
About half of Hispanics (47%) say a pathway for legal citizenship should be the priority, while 43% say both should be equally prioritized. Among blacks, 53% say both should be equal priorities, while 37% say the priority should be creating a way for those in the country illegally to become citizens.
Republicans are more likely than Democrats to prioritize stronger law enforcement, while Democrats are more likely to prioritize a path to citizenship for those currently in the U.S. illegally.
If those 6% of Afro-Americans and 9% of Latinos and 9% of Dems who favor border security, if those folk switch sides on this issue, then the blue wave dies. Not saying it will happen but it could. One thing about polls too, is that people will often say what they think the pollster wants to hear. How else, do you explain Pres. Trump doing far better than the polls suggested. I think the same could be true here.
Read some of these polls.http://www.pollingreport.com/immigration.htm
BTW, to the OP, those words are clearly a well laid trap.
“We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked, and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently, and lawfully to become immigrants in this country.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74X0HPn8Pls
Do you agree with this statement?
President Obama said this.....Oh my.... But the party has moved far left of him, now as hard as that is to believe.
This talk of "caravans" is politically motivated, mean-spirited, and is certainly race-baiting.
Really, get a grip man, that is a completely hysterical comment, full of hyperbole. When arguments go straight to race , you really don't have much to offer to the conversation as you go right in demonizing the opposition.
Here is the definition of a caravan:
Caravan: \ˈker-ə-ˌvan": a group of people with vehicles or animals who travel together for safety through a dangerous areahttps://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/caravan
I think they pass the definition. Caravan is what it is and the politically corrupt terms. Would you prefer something like "mass of refugees"?