Should Democrats Prioritize Border Security?

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At this time, immigration and events happening at the Southern border are hot topics in American politics.

With the 2020 presidential election getting closer and closer, there are beliefs that Democrats need to focus on border security.

Border Security and Partisanship

An op-ed writer for The Hill noted Democrats’ past stance on illegal immigration. In prior years, unlawful entry into the United States is something which Democrats opposed. As a matter of fact, leftists from the past openly stated that illegal immigration must be stopped and talk about a physical barrier took place.

As many Americans know, this talk is presently non-existent amongst the Democrat Party. The Democrats of today are not in opposition to illegal immigration; as a matter of fact, the left-wing is overwhelmingly supportive of paths to citizenship and various programs to help those who have illegally entered America.

The op-ed writer furthermore notes that issues at the border used to have a bipartisan willingness to solve. This is no longer the case and many on the right-wing believe that Democrats are in denial about situations happening at the Southern border.

Failure to critically address the situation at the Southern border is something which may hurt Democrats in the 2020 presidential election.

The Border Crisis in Present Day

To date, Border Patrol officials deal with some very real issues. Illegal immigration is still a serious problem; furthermore, officials at the Southern border maintain that their resources are facing strain as they struggle to deal with everything which is happening.

President Trump and Democrat leaders have ongoingly butted heads over the situation at the Southern border. Americans witnessed this during the 35-day government shutdown which took place between December 2018 and January 2019. The president subsequently attempted to negotiate with Democrats on effective border security; however, Democrats declined to bring anything to the table.

Ultimately, Trump wound up declaring a national emergency at the Southern border. Democrats later attempted to fight the declaration, yet ultimately lost. As the 2020 presidential election gets closer, immigration will serve as an important policy matter.

Only time will tell whether or not Democrats’ stance on border security alters in any way.