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“help push forward an agenda that lifts the voices and hopes of all immigrants to achieve justice for our communities”
When asked directly, Democrats typically deny being for open borders, but their base hasn’t gotten the memo. Activist groups are now pressuring 2020 Democrats to support an open borders policy.
Leading progressive groups will demand more Wednesday from Democratic White House hopefuls on immigration policy, calling for candidates to support the decriminalization of border crossings and the closure of detention camps.
In an effort to push the candidates to the left and fill a noticeable messaging void in the primary, eight liberal groups — including United We Dream Action, MoveOn, and Indivisible — want the presidential contenders to subscribe to their “Free to move, Free to stay” policy platform.
Progressives are laying down the marker ahead of the first Democratic presidential primary debates Wednesday and Thursday, and as President Donald Trump defends his detention of children at the border and threatens to round up families for deportation…
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Immigrants coming to this country need to be met with compassion. We can only do that with an accessible pathway to citizenship, defunding ICE & CBP, and programs for humanitarian aid. We need to treat immigrants as human beings. #FreetoStay
— MoveOn (@MoveOn) June 27, 2019
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