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O’Rourke Compares Immigration Laws to Slavery

"Kept in modern-day bondage, their immigration status used as leverage to keep them down from fully participating in this country's success..."

By NTK Staff | 04.29.2019 @11:09am

Failed U.S. Senate candidate, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), likened the United States’ immigration laws to slavery during a speech at the Workers Forum in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday.

“Millions living in the shadows, working some of the toughest jobs, lucky to make a minimum wage, some not even making that,” O’Rourke said, “kept in modern-day bondage, their immigration status used as leverage to keep them down from fully participating in this country’s success and in our economy, an economy that works too well for too few and not well enough for most Americans.”

In the past, O’Rourke has said that he would be in favor of getting rid of the border wall in El Paso along America’s southern border with Mexico.

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