With talks of abolishing ICE and questions about immigration and asylum in the United States, the Washington Examiner reminds us of President Barack Obama's comments on the issue.
In 2014, he said this:
"Under U.S. law, we admit a certain number of refugees from all around the world based on some pretty narrow criteria. Typically, refugee status is not granted just based on economic need or because a family lives in a bad neighborhood or poverty. It's typically defined, fairly narrowly. You have a state, for example, that was targeting a political activist and they need to get out of the country for fear of prosecution or even death."
Does that sound like someone who wants to decriminalize illegal immigration? Probably not right? He went on to say:
"There may be some narrow circumstances in which there is a humanitarian or refugee status that a family might be eligible for. If that were the case, it would be better for them to apply in-country, rather than take a very dangerous journey all the way up to Texas to make those same claims. But, I think it's important to recognize that would not necessarily accommodate a a large number of additional migrants."
Maybe the modern left should take notes from this man.
Listen to John and Ken talk about it below!