O’Rourke: Illegal Immigrants Will Not Be ‘Criminally Prosecuted for Being a Human Being’


Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke on Friday said illegal immigrants will not be “criminally prosecuted for being a human being” if he is elected president of the United States.

The former Texas congressman was speaking at a campaign event in Wisconsin when he addressed a question from a reporter about Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro’s criticism of him not supporting the decriminalization of border crossings.

Castro, who was critical of O’Rourke’s immigration record at the first Democratic debate, took a shot at two of his Democratic opponents, O’Rourke and Joe Biden, during a presidential candidate town hall hosted by the League of United Latin American Citizens last week, saying they were “wrong” for being against making illegal border crossings a civil violation.

“If we are talking about ensuring that not another child is caged or another family is separated. If we’re talking about making sure that no one who seeks asylum or refuge in this country is criminally prosecuted,” O’Rourke said. “If we’re talking about as president making sure that we treat people with dignity and respect, then we are talking about the same thing. In my administration, we are going to make sure no one is criminally prosecuted for being a human being.” more here

21 Comments on O’Rourke: Illegal Immigrants Will Not Be ‘Criminally Prosecuted for Being a Human Being’

  1. 1.25% polling here he comes.

    Seamus O’Riordan’s going to start a Civil War if he has to get some attention.

  2. So then, no change from the current policy where no one is criminally prosecuted for being a human being.

    The stupid is strong with Robert Francis O’Rourke.

  3. Well, I agree. When an illegal Alien is charged it WILL NOT be for “being a human being”. It will be for BREAKING THE LAW!

    If the press was truly neutral this would be the end of anyone running for office. That statement is so stupid it defies reason. There are severely mentally handicapped kids who, while drooling, make better reasoned arguments. A child in Walmart throwing a grandmual hissy fit is more well reasoned than this newest effort to dived the nation.

  4. O’Rourke is correct. The charge would not be for being a human being. That all by itself is not a crime. It would be for illegal entry, which is crime.

  5. That line of horeshit might fly in El Paso where it’s overrun with border jumpers but it don’t work in the rest of the country.
    Stay in your lane ass kisser.

  6. What about farm animals that identify as human beings and apply for driver’s licenses? Would you criminally prosecute them? What for? Lying on a driver’s license application is a form of perjury, but is identifying as something else a crime?

  7. …no one said you can’t be a human being. The prosecution is for being a human being that violated immigration laws.

    They can be ALL the human being. In Guatemala. Not illegal, if that’s where they’re from.

    They can be a human being in America, if they apply for entry and come in through a port of entry lawfully.

    They can be a human being in jail if they break the laws of any country they go to.

    They would be an EX human being if they pulled this crap elsewhere.

    …they can’t be a border violating human being in America, for the same reason I can’t be a border violating human being in Mexico. Both of us would be human beings who violated a county’s laws, so both of us would be subject to confinememt. Ask Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi how THAT works.

    ….the only place that DOESN’T acknowledge the right of a human being to be a human being is an abortion clinic. Maybe you should go stand on a table and potificate to CNN THERE.

    You’re irrelevant, fake Hispanic.

    …bye bye, “Beto”…

  8. This must have sounded a lot better in his head. The longer Beto runs for POTUS the more damage he is doing to himself and hopefully the less likely he will be back in Texas running successfully for the other senate seat he may have a better chance of picking up. He has completely blown his reputation even among some libtards here.

  9. See what happens when you give an entire generation trophies just for showing up?
    They convince themselves they are JoeBidenSMART™.

    This dumb douche really needs to be silenced and put away.

  10. This will require a new full time cabinet level Department of Human Beings with United Nations oversight by their outstanding Human Rights Council. Of course, this will mean that a collection of Third World Shithole Countries will determine how we resettle the Third World Shitholers who will invade our borderless country. At some point this country will become too crowded to be governed from just one capital, so El Paso will become the new capital of the United States of Newer Mexico. After we have six hundred million Human Beings living on welfare in this country, President for Life O’Rourke will retire knowing that he was truly born to do this to the rest of us. Can’t wait.

  11. To the best of my knowledge, no one in the history of the known universe has been prosecuted for being a human being.

    Someone, someone that he would listen to, should point that out to Beto and his Democrat followers.

  12. “Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke on Friday said illegal immigrants will not be “criminally prosecuted for being a human being” if he is elected president of the United States”.

    What about murderers, or pediphiles? I hope you won’t prosecute them for being a human being.

  13. “we are going to make sure no one is criminally prosecuted for being a human being.”

    So, is prosecution worse than murder?

    Pre-born babies are murdered during an abortion and they ARE human beings. Is that not worse than prosecuting someone, Bobby Frank?

  14. Article II, Section 3, Clause 5

    The Take Care Clause demands that the President obey the law, the Supreme Court said in Humphrey’s Executor v. United States, and repudiates any notion that he may dispense with the law’s execution.[30] In Printz v. United States, 521 U.S. 898 (1997), the Supreme Court explained how the President executes the law: “The Constitution does not leave to speculation who is to administer the laws enacted by Congress; the President, it says, “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,” Art. II, §3, personally and through officers whom he appoints (save for such inferior officers as Congress may authorize to be appointed by the “Courts of Law” or by “the Heads of Departments” with other presidential appointees), Art. II, §2.

  15. I guess Hillary will now leave the country come back in as an illegal and now she can continue to kill without being prosecuted. DAMB!

    But but but there is a question of if she is a human being???

  16. So 400 million Africans can move to Pocatello, Idaho if they want to then, right? If you say that’s too many and you want to regulate their movement then you’re an inhumane racist. Okay, noted. As long as the parameters are clear.

  17. Dumber than a sack of potatoes, needs to be beaten with a bag of hammers,,,
    That’s how the old saying goes, right?


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