Beto O’Rourke made a false claim during the debate last night that is ridiculous. He claims that barriers are responsible for thousands of dead illegal aliens coming to the United States to join relatives or to find work.
I guess Beto doesn’t know that neither of those reasons are acceptable for asylum. But the fact remains that he lied. Three thousand illegals dies under Obama in 8 years but the majority of them was from drowning and exposure, neither of which are barriers. besides, illegal aliens know where the barriers are and cross in areas that don’t have them.
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) falsely claimed during the third 2020 Democrat presidential primary debate that physical barriers at the U.S.-Mexico border built under the Bush and Obama administrations have killed “thousands” of border crossers and illegal aliens.
“Democrats and Republicans, alike, voted to build a wall that has produced thousands of deaths of people trying to cross to join family or to work a job,” O’Rourke claimed when pressed on what he would do about the at least 4.5 to six million visa overstays living in the U.S.
O’Rourke’s claim that existing physical barriers at the southern border, of which there is nearly 700 miles, are responsible for the deaths of border crossers and illegal aliens is false.
As Breitbart News has reported, hundreds of border crossers and illegal aliens die every year while attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. President Trump has actually cut the rate at which illegal aliens are dying at the border with a number of new immigration controls to keep foreign nationals from attempting to cross in the first place.