John Binder, Breitbart, September 9, 2019
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), running for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination, says she opposes open borders and plans pushed by fellow Democrat candidates that are “essentially open borders.”
During an interview with Dave Rubin, Gabbard said that unlike some of her Democrat colleagues, she opposes open borders and the agenda to invite the world’s migrants to the United States through various incentives.
Gabbard said supporters of mass immigration and open borders should “stand on that platform, make that argument and have your facts” in hand, but that it is not an agenda she supports.
“I don’t believe that’s smart. I think that our country needs secure borders,” Gabbard said.
Throughout the Democrat primary, while candidates like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have sought to decriminalize illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border, Gabbard has bucked the open borders lobby, which has a strong foothold within the party establishment.
[Editor’s Note: The discussion on immigration begins at 49:29.]