2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro (D.) has one of the most liberal platforms in the field on immigration, but in 2013 he strongly backed Obama-era immigration policies and said the notion of "open borders" was too extreme to consider.
At a campaign event in New Hampshire Friday, Democratic candidate Joe Biden was confronted by protesters who demanded he apologize for deportations of illegal immigrants during the Obama administration. Biden stood firm in refusing to disavow deportations as a tool of immigration enforcement.
A new rule will bar foreign nationals from receiving asylum in the United States if they did not first apply in an intermediary country, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security announced Monday.
A coalition of far-left advocacy groups is pressuring Democratic presidential candidates to support decriminalizing illegal border crossings and to cut off funding to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The House of Representatives is expected to vote Tuesday on a bill that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) cheered for funding "humane alternatives to detention" instead of "the Administration's failed mass detention policy."
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) compared the crisis at the southern border to the Holocaust, blasting the Trump administration for "running concentration camps" and calling the administration a "fascist presidency."