Kirsten Gillibrand is still struggling to break above 2 percent in the polls for 2020. As a result, every time she speaks, she gets more and more outlandishly left.
She’s desperately trying to appeal to the party’s progressive base.
Now she’s saying that the hundreds of thousands of people trying to flow across our border should be given lawyers and places to live while we process their asylum claims.
Gillibrand: I Wouldn’t Detain Any Illegal Aliens, I’d Free Them All Into the US
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democratic presidential candidate, said if she were elected president she would do away with the detention system for illegal immigrants.
“As president of the United States, I wouldn’t use the detention system at all,” Gillibrand told host Margaret Brennan on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
“They don’t need to be incarcerated,” she responded when further questioned. “If they are given a lawyer and given a process, they will follow it. They can go into the community in the way we used to handle these cases under the Department of Justice.”
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The former director of ICE has criticized Gillibrand’s comments.
FOX News reports:
Former acting ICE director slams Gillibrand over immigration stance
Former acting ICE director Thomas Homan took Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., to task Sunday for her immigration comments and politicians like her are enticing illegal immigrants to come to the United States.
“When politicians like her say things like we don’t want to detain anybody. She wants to support sanctuary cities. We have the open border attitude or people are enticed to come here illegally and put themselves in the hands of criminal organizations to come to this country. That’s why they’re coming,” Homan said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Monday…
Homan said that is the wrong message to immigrants.
A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died Monday in U.S. custody. He had been held by immigration authorities for six days — twice as long as federal law generally permits — before being transferred to another holding facility even after he was diagnosed with the flu.
The teenager, identified as Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, was the fifth minor from Guatemala to die after being apprehended by U.S. border agents since December.
It’s not clear that Gillibrand has even truly thought this through.
She seems to be saying anything she thinks will keep her in the news cycle.