Klobuchar Promises To Tear Down Trump’s Walls and Let In World Immigrants; Then There’s A Video
One of the top presidential nominees, Sen. Amy Klobuchar campaigned that if she gets elected, she plans to tear down $11 billion worth of Trump’s border walls and open the country to world immigrants.
Klobuchar had once lobbied to provide more resources to build Trump’s mega structure.
In a leaked video from a political debate in 2006, Klobuchar said: “I do believe that we need more resources at the border and that that includes a fence.” Even as early as November 2018, Klobuchar had been open to negotiating with Trump to build the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
However, a year later, the senator seemed to have a change of heart and insisted that for America to go forward, the country needs immigrants. A woman who had once lobbied for providing the resources to build the wall backtracks and plans to open the border—even if it would entail a loss for the blue-collar sector by forcing down wages and pushing up the housing costs. As Breitbart News reported in 2019, Klobuchar said “Immigrants, they do not diminish America, they are America…we need to step back and talk about the economic imperative here…We have a situation right now where we need workers in our fields and in our factories.”
In a separate interview, Klobuchar said to Fox News that, “I think we need to pass comprehensive immigration reform, and I look at this as not just a moral issue. I actually look at it as an economic issue. When you look at it, in my state, we need workers for some of the jobs, especially in rural areas. We have a 2.8 percent unemployment rate,” without mentioning that the state’s unemployment rate had gone up during that time period.
Klobuchar also expressed the same opinion in a CNN interview saying, “We have always been a country that is built by immigrants, right? We all have our stories in America. And I believe that immigrants don’t diminish America, that they are America. That means to me that we need to have comprehensive immigration reform, something I’ve long supported. And I view this, first of all, if you look around our country, something like around 70 of our Fortune 500 CEOs—this is a few years back—were immigrants…We have immigrants that have built this country.”
Indeed, Klobuchar’s statements are a far cry from what she said in the 2006 video: “We also have to stop giving amnesty to companies that are hiring illegal immigrants. Under this administration the number of prosecutions of companies has gone way down—that has to change.”
If she is to win the presidential elections, Klobuchar promises to tear down Trump’s wall and let in world immigrants. In fact, one of her strongest platforms includes her commitment to passing comprehensive immigration reform for her first year of presidency. However, even Newsweek noted that Klobuchar does not have a definite stand on Trump’s walls.
As the media outlet wrote, “Would she look to continue construction on the border wall project if it is not complete by the time she took office? Or would she bring the border wall project to a complete halt?”’
Newsweek also added, “While Klobuchar has made clear that she is against diverting funds from other programs she deems necessary for the border wall project, she has also stressed that she does not support “open borders.”
So which side of the border does Klobuchar stand for? That is still up for debate in the upcoming democratic nominations.