Sen. Mark Kelly Warns Democrats ‘Absolutely’ Do Not Understand Border Issues | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Hayden Daniel.

    Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) said during an interview with the Washington Post that members of his party are "not even close" to understanding the problems on the U.S. southern border.

    "Absolutely not. Not even close," the incumbent senator said when asked if members of his party understood "the complexity of the issue and the frustrations that people have."

    "When I first got to Washington, it didn't take me long to realize that there are a lot of Democrats who don't understand our southern border and a lot of Republicans who just want to talk about it. Don't necessarily want to do anything about it, just want to use it politically. So my approach has been - to the extent that we could and can - to make progress on securing it, but also doing it in a way that's in accordance with our ethics and our values, not to demonize people," Kelly added.

    In the interview published Monday, Kelly advocated a middle-of-the-road approach to border issues, saying he wants to secure the border but not in a way that would "demonize people." He did not elaborate much further on how he would secure the border beyond, "We have to do more in border security. We have to do more in comprehensive immigration reform, especially 'dreamers,' but also these visa programs. If you're a farmer, especially in Southern Arizona, despite having a ready supply of eager workers, you don't have the visas available and it's a problem for them."

    The Department of Homeland Security recently reported that nearly 2.4 million immigrants had been detained on the U.S. southern border during the fiscal year ending in September. That number represented a 37% increase from the previous fiscal year. Additionally, Customs and Border Protection announced over 230,000 encounters with migrants at the southern border during October alone.

    Last week, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., blocked the further use of Title 42, which allows the government to deport migrants from the border in the interest of public health. Title 42 had been activated during the Trump administration to expel migrants entering the country during the COVID pandemic.

    Kelly first entered the Senate after defeating Republican candidate Martha McSally in the race for the open Arizona seat previously held by the late John McCain. The senator is projected to win his first full term after defeating Republican candidate Blake Masters by almost five points in the recent midterm election.

    Compared to many others in the Democratic Party, Kelly has taken a relatively moderate stance on the border. He teamed up with retiring Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, fellow Democratic Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, and Republican Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford back in August to introduce a bill that would raise Border Patrol agents' pay as well as create a 2,500-agent border reserve force.

    Kelly has also expressed his support for a pathway to citizenship for those protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), also known as "Dreamers."

    "DACA needs to be protected. But it doesn't change the fact that Congress must act to provide Dreamers with the certainty of a clear pathway to citizenship," Kelly tweeted in September 2021.

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The previous poll on Eastern NC NOW showcased what are many of OUR Constitutional Republic's certain obstacles to remain viable, where the top encumbrance to that continuance as a functioning Republic was the Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border. Understanding this overwhelming concern to real America citizens: Do you believe it important to challenge the veracity of those legislated concerns of Democratic Socialists by transporting Illegal Migrants to their Sanctuary cities, counties and states for their direct care?
  Yes; test the depth of their "compassion" by giving Democratic Socialists an opportunity to enact all Sanctuary provisions in their communities to test how much they truly do care.
  No; the Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border Project is designed to only inundate "Red States" to begin their Demographic Upheaval for the benefit of we Democratic Socialists, our politics.
  I generally do NOT care about politics, but it is fun watching abject hypocrites squirm; maybe I will start getting more involved.
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In what may be the most divisive period in modern American History, even more divisive than the turbulent sixties due to today's lack of patriotism, consider what are the major catalysts causing so much of this calamity of conflict, and vote: What most instigates the division of America, on this day September 20, 2022?
  Racism within our society
  Sex realignment to the detriment of our society.
  Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border Policy for the Demographic Upheaval of OUR Constitutional Republic
  Rampant Crime in Democratic controlled cities, and the possible contagion elsewhere
  Covid Pandemic, and its mishandling at the political, and bureaucratic levels.
  The unresolved questions /allegation regarding the flawed 2020 General Election
  January 6th Riot or "Armed Insurrection", depending upon patriotic perspective
  Joe Biden as Divisive Leader; Ineffective and Corrupt Executive
  Failed Education Industry, from an overall perspective, regarding all levels of education.
  Propagandistic Media in complete conflict with the First Amendment's guarantee of Freedom of Speech, and the awesome responsibility of a Free Press..
  "Orangeman Bad!"
  Bureaucracy rushing to a behemoth size, its unjustified expense, and far too often overreach.
  The Weaponized Deep State for political purposes
  A secular ambivalence to all that is real.
  Record number of overdose deaths from opioids and now Fentanyl
  Biden Administration's disastrous Foreign Policy
  Bidenflation /supply chain failure inevitably evolving into stagflation and recession.
  "Ultra MAGA Extremists" freely speaking louder AND LOUDER!
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