Former Obama-era Attorney General Eric Holder just shocked Democrats when he stood up and protested the open borders rhetoric of the left.
According to The Washington Examiner, Holder defended the aggressive anti-illegal immigration Obama administration policies and warned against decriminalizing border crossings.
On Open Borders
Eric Holder made it clear that the radical immigration ideas of the current crop of leftist candidates are a problem.
Democrat candidates have attacked the Obama administration for its high deportation numbers.
Eric Holder thinks those attacks are unjustified. He said: “The emphasis…was on people who had criminal records, people who posed…a public safety risk.”
Holder went on to make a very powerful point, “Democrats have to understand that…borders do mean something.”
Democrats are pursuing open borders by decriminalizing unauthorized border crossings.
Former VP Joe Biden has been questioned relentlessly by others seeking his party’s nomination about why the Obama administration deported over 3 million illegal immigrants. Biden could have easily handled those questions, but he is trying to stay on the cutting edge of a party that is racing to the left.
It’s a bit of a wake-up call that mainstream Democrat candidates are making Barack Obama look like a conservative.
Borders Mean Something
Crossing the border illegally is a crime. We have a legal process for a reason. The fact that Eric Holder has to say these things is a sign of the times.
The biggest concern are the violent people coming over the border. When you have MS-13 crossing into our country, there is a serious threat to public safety.
Both Biden and Holder pointed out that violent criminals need to be deported as quickly as possible. There is no argument against that. It will be interesting to see if Biden falls behind in the race because of his more moderate views on deportation.