Today at the debate she promised to only deport criminals:
A couple of points I’d like opinions and debate on:
Is this just campaign talk or are they serious? Wouldn’t Obama already be doing this if it was possible? Prioritizing felons is one thing, vowing simply to not deport non-criminals strikes me as a pretty extreme position and in clear opposition to not only current law, but also any plausible immigration reform law, even if we assume a Democratic Congress.
If this policy was actually implemented, what is the difference between this policy and open borders? Most people here illegally are visa overstayers. If this policy was to go forward, doesn’t that mean that anyone who got a visa to enter this country would have license to move here permanently? I guess it’s not total open borders, since not everyone can get a visa, but according to this site, 10 million visas are issued a year.
That’s a pretty staggering number of people to say, “Hey, your visa is just a suggestion, you don’t have to go home when it expires.”