Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand pledges to release all who say they are ‘claiming asylum’
Democratic 2020 hopeful Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has pledged to release all illegal immigrants into American communities, provided they say they are “claiming asylum” in the United States.
Gillibrand, who is getting crushed in the polls for the 2020 Democrat presidential primary, vowed on Sunday to enact an open border policy, in the unlikely event she goes on to win the election next year.
The New York senator says she would release all border crossers and illegal aliens into American communities so long as they claim they are seeking asylum.
Sen. Gillibrand said during an interview on CBS’s Face The Nation, that, as president, she would end the detention of all illegal border crossers and release every foreign national arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border into America.
Aside from an open door to the country, Gillibrand says she would also assign each border crosser with free legal aid.
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“As president of the United States, I would not fund any for-profit prisons, I would not lock up these families,” Gillibrand declared.
“I would have a humane immigration policy where people … would have lawyers and have a proper asylum process.
“I wouldn’t keep them in detention at all,” Gillibrand continued.
“I wouldn’t … as president of the United States, I wouldn’t use the detention system at all …
“If someone is seeking asylum, I would assign them a lawyer.”
When Gillibrand was pressed as to how she would handle the inflow of hundreds of thousands of border apprehensions and crossings set to occur this year, she said no border crossers and illegal aliens claiming asylum would be incarcerated under her watch.
“They don’t need to be incarcerated,” Gillibrand said.
“If they’re given a lawyer and given a process, they will follow it. They can go into the community…”
According to Breitbart, at current rates, experts project there to be 863,000 border apprehensions this fiscal year, though this only counts illegal aliens who are caught at the border and does not include those who successfully cross.
Experts predict that potentially half a million illegal aliens will successfully cross the southern border this year, undetected by Border Patrol.
Under Gillibrand’s open border plan, all border crossers and illegal aliens claiming asylum would be allowed to enter the country, freely, with the hope that they arrive in court for their hearing.