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Recently, Sen. Kristan Gillibrand (D-NY) pledged to enact an open border policy, saying she would release all border crossers and illegal aliens into American communities as long as they claim they are seeking asylum.
During an interview on CBS’s Face The Nation, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand stated, as president, she would end the detention of all border crossers and illegal aliens, releasing every foreign national arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border into American communities if they are claiming asylum.
“As president of the United States, I would not fund any for-profit prisons, I would not lock up these families, I would have a humane immigration policy where people … would have lawyers and have a proper asylum process,” Gillibrand said.
“I wouldn’t keep them in detention at all,” Gillibrand stated. “I wouldn’t … as president of the United States, I wouldn’t use the detention system at all … if someone is seeking asylum, I would assign them a lawyer.”
When Gillibrand was questioned as to how she would handle the sudden inflow of thousands of border apprehensions and crossings set to occur this year, she said no border crossers and illegal aliens would be incarcerated under her watch as long as they claim asylum.
“They don’t need to be incarcerated,” Gillibrand said. “If they’re given a lawyer and given a process, they will follow it. They can go into the community…”
At the current rate, experts projected to be 863,000 border apprehensions this fiscal year, this only counts illegal aliens who are caught at the border and does not include those who successfully cross. Also, experts predict at least half a million illegal aliens will successfully cross the southern border this year.
Under Gillibrand’s open border plan, border crossers and illegal aliens claiming asylum would be allowed to enter the country, freely, with only hope that they will arrive in court for a hearing.