Wacko Pete is back at it.
2020 Democratic hopeful Pete Buttigieg spoke at an Iowa town hall event on Sunday. One of his points was that migrant families separated by the U.S. government deserve "compensation."
“Can you imagine if you’ve been taken away from your parents and didn’t know where they are?” Buttigieg said while speaking in Charles City, Iowa, per the Washington Examiner. “The United States owes something to the kids in that situation. First of all, of course, to swiftly reunite them with their families. But we probably owe them a little more than that given what we’ve done. In fact, we definitely owe them more than that.”
Pete Buttigieg Says Separated Migrant Families Deserve ‘Compensation’ From US https://t.co/qZlXZ2HQVe
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 4, 2019
“We need to make sure that they have compensation and that we do things to try to make it right,” he continued.
He did not give out how much money they should be given or any details to where the money would come from. This seems to be a common theme with the Democrat candidates.
More on the story from Daily Caller:
Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, was referring to the result of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy at the U.S.-Mexico border. Faced with a massive immigration crisis, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions signed the measure in April 2018, which directed attorneys at the southern border to dramatically increase its prosecution of illegal border crossers.
Following zero tolerance’s implementation, criminal charges rocketed as a higher number of migrant parents also faced prosecution. A consequence of this, however, was that migrant families began to be separated as U.S. authorities took parents into custody and transferred their children to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Amid intense backlash, Trump signed an executive order in June 2018 that ordered migrant families to be detained together.
Another thing that Mayor Pete was harping about was "community renewal visas." These would promote migration into communities that have declining populations.
“Another thing we’re proposing is what we call ‘community renewal visas.’ And the idea is that if a community gets together and says, ‘We need more people,’ then you would apply for an allotment of community renewal visas that will then be issued to people who commit that they will bring their skills and their resources to live in an area for a certain fixed amount of time to really contribute to the community,” Buttigieg said to an attendee.
Seems like a solid plan. Load up our declining communities with people who are just getting customed to America. Surely the migrants, as well as those declining cities, will certainly thrive in that situation. Riiiiight...
C'mon Pete. Get real.
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