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Robert Francis ‘Beto’ O’Rourke: El Paso Safe Because of Immigrants, Asylum Seekers

Former Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) on Saturday formally kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign, declaring at a rally in El Paso, Texas, that immigrants and asylum seekers make the border town safe. [embedded content] In a speech to over 1000 supporters, O’Rourke drew a sharp contrast between his immigration policies and those of President Donald Trump, extolling the virtues of increased immigration and diversity as a unifying force. “With Ciudad Juarez we form the largest binational community in this hemisphere. And for 20 years running, we’ve been one of the…

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Beto O’Rourke to El Paso TV Station: ‘I’m Running’ for President

Failed Senate candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke has confirmed he will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, according to a local El Paso TV station. “I’m really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents,” O’Rourke said in a text message to KTSM, the local NBC affiliate Wednesday. “It’s a big part of why I’m running. This city is the best example of this country at its best.” Text from ⁦@BetoORourke⁩ to KTSM, the El Paso TV station, confirming his run pic.twitter.com/6FER8zu21Z — Emily Ramshaw (@eramshaw) March 13,…

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Beto O’Rourke: Tear Down Existing Border Wall

Former Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX), the failed 2018 Senate Democrat nominee in Texas, said in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes at the border that he would tear down existing border wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. Democrat Beto O’Rourke says he wants to knock down the existing border barriers on the southern border MSNBC’s Chris Hayes: “If you could, would you take the wall down now? Knock it down?” O’Rourke: “Yes, absolutely. I would take the wall down.” pic.twitter.com/0jYSc1kKh8 — Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 15, 2019…

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