Beto: ‘If Immigration Is a Problem, It Is the Best Possible Problem This Country Could Have’

Tuesday on NBC’s “Late Night,” former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, argued that given many Americans view immigration as a problem in some respects, it was the “best possible problem” for the country.

O’Rourke explained how he considered immigration a strength and lobbied for rewriting immigration laws.

“[S]o what so many people get wrong right now is thinking that Mexico or Mexicans or immigrants are a threat their very presence makes us stronger and safer and more secure and so if immigration is a problem, it is the best possible problem this country could have,” O’Rourke declared. “It’s time that we rewrite our immigration laws in our own image. Never again cage a child reunite those families who’ve been separated free every single dreamer from any fear of deportation. And this becomes a stronger, better, more successful country for it.”

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