Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke made it clear last weekend that he did not agree with the migration policy of current US President Trump. He told the crowd in his hometown that immigrants are just making cities safer. O’Rourke wants to face President Trump in 2020.
“We are safe, not despite the fact that we are a city of immigrants and asylum seekers. We are safe just because we are a city of immigrants and asylum seekers!” Said O’Rourke determinedly during the speech in the state of Texas.
With this, he goes directly against the opinion of current US President Trump, who just wants to ban migrants and asylum seekers from the US. O’Rourke himself comes from El Paso, a border city with Mexico.
He also directly criticized the President: “The powerful people in this country have retained their privileges for far too long at the expense of those without power. They have used fear and division, just as our current president now uses fear and division towards race, ethnicity, geography, and religion to drive us apart, to make us angry and afraid of ourselves and others.”