Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren called Tuesday for repealing the decades-old law criminalizing unauthorized border crossing ― the same law the Trump administration used to systematically split up families at the border last year. “I agree with Secretary Castro,” Warren said in a statement to HuffPost. “We should not be criminalizing mamas and babies trying to flee violence at home or trying to build a better future. We must pass comprehensive immigration reform that is in line with our values, creates a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants including our DREAMers, and protects our borders.”
I’m sure Warren believes she’s doing mamas and babies a huge favor but, like everything she does, this plan isn’t thought out the tiniest little bit. This will create an open season on mamas and babies as every drug dealer, gangster and human trafficker will be on the hunt for one to use as a border-crossing appliance. Putting this truly idiotic and pernicious idea in the same sentence with “protecting our borders” shows that she’s either a total idiot or the most cynical person ever. And I doubt she’s smart enough to be that cynical.