POLL: Should Cory Booker be charged for bringing migrants into the US?
Sen. Cory Booker (NJ), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, took his campaign efforts to Mexico on Wednesday, and returned with five women who had been sent back to Mexico by the Trump administration, after they illegally crossed the border into the U.S.
“Today, I crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso with [Families Belong Together] and [the Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center] to help five women present themselves for asylum,” Booker proudly stated on Twitter afterwards.
Booker tweeted his outrage over the women having to spend time in detention and the harsh conditions they had endured.
“We helped the women present themselves for asylum. @LasAmericasIAC will monitor them throughout the process to ensure they aren’t sent back. But it shouldn’t take a member of Congress to help people cross into our country. Seeking asylum is a legal right,” Booker declared.
““I’m gonna fight for these five folks and do everything I can to see that they get fairly evaluated. This is a long process that they’re now engaged in and I’m gonna make sure my office does the right thing,” he vowed.
Booker’s efforts to assist the illegal alien asylum seekers are being praised by the left, but he is also being pounded by others who are questioning the legality of his stunt, and suggesting he should help American citizens instead.
Some are suggesting Booker should be charged with treason, or charged with human trafficking, and others are saying if they did that, they would be thrown in jail! Another Twitter user dubbed him #CoyoteCory.
PLEASE TAKE OUR POLL BELOW – we want YOUR opinion! Should Sen. Booker be charged for bringing the illegal alien asylum seekers back over the border, after the Trump administration had sent them back to Mexico?
Scroll down to see a sampling of the backlash Booker is getting on Twitter:
When is the last time you went to a soup kitchen here in the US?
— Jenny Smith (@Jsmithjax) July 4, 2019
Your constituents are in New Jersey, not Central America.
— Nick Daisy (@NickDaisyComedy) July 3, 2019
You should be charged with treason. Certainly won’t get my vote.
— Judith Parker (@jparkeris260) July 4, 2019
this is a crime, if I did this, I’d be in jail, insane
— Willie (Brown) Phistergash (@ItBDead) July 4, 2019
Cory Booker should be arrested for human trafficking.
— JR Bunch (@jr41ford) July 4, 2019
Illegal acts do not look Presidential.
— Bev (@BevH111) July 4, 2019
“Will you also help 5 random homeless women out of the 9,000 homeless in New Jersey? Or, maybe just help the 9,000 homeless in NJ?” one Twitter user challenged Booker.
Will you also help 5 random homeless women out of the 9,000 homeless in New Jersey? Or, maybe just help the 9,000 homeless in NJ? pic.twitter.com/5ZZ6tWHwJx
— 🇺🇸🌸🍊🧡💋southerngalpal🌸🍊🧡💋🇺🇸 (@belleofva) July 4, 2019
There has got to be a better way for Democrats to get voters. Try pandering to a US citizen for once.
— Monique Russo (@OutlookSunny) July 4, 2019
Congrats on NEVER being President. How about spending time helping Americans in help. That is what people who serve Americans are supposed to do.
— Sid Scheck (@sidscheck) July 4, 2019
I wish you tried this hard to help American citizens. Fix the problem.
— Ron Colson (@rc55Colorado) July 4, 2019
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