Beto O'Rouke Seems Eager To Challenge Donald Trump For President In 2020 With A Real Focus On Immigration

Beto O'Rouke is now behaving like a candidate for president. He is determined to take away one of Donald Trump's main talking points. Immigration might be key.

Beto O'Rouke Seems Eager To Challenge Donald Trump For President In 2020 With A Real Focus On Immigration389
source: Fox News

Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke has publicly promised that he will do everything in his power to destroy a border wall currently standing in El Paso, Texas.

The rising political star, who is a possible candidate for the 2020 Democratic Party primary, stated that the walls around El Paso have not only done nothing to help the city stay safer, but they have contributed against that in the long run.

He summarized this in a statement that El Paso has managed to become a safe place not because of the walls surrounding it, but despite them.

He referenced statistical data regarding the overall length of the wall constructed so far and pointed out that all that effort seems to have resulted in no visible improvements to the overall safety of people on either side.

On the contrary, O’Rourke claimed that tighter border regulations result in longer, more dangerous trips for those seeking to jump across, and as a result, more people have lost their lives in recent years.

O’Rourke seemed disappointed at the fact that so many people have been deprived of their chance to apply for legal asylum, while at the same time the country has been becoming progressively more isolated.

The rumored candidate for president explained in an interview with MSNBC: "Here’s what we know: After the Secure Fence Act, we have built 600 miles of wall and fencing on a 2,000-mile border. What that has done is not in any demonstrable way made us safer."

He also stated: "They’re dead, over the last 10 years, as we have walled off their opportunity to legally petition for asylum to cross in urban centers, like El Paso."

The current administration’s policies regarding border control have been controversial since the start, and public pressure has been mounting even further in recent months.

Many have been speaking out against the way the administration has handled the issues, although there have been no robust responses from the other side at this point, and trends indicate that they would be unlikely.

Do you think the way O'Rourke is tackling immigration is efficient against someone like President Donald Trump?