Beto O’Rourke claims Texas city safer because of immigrants after Trump’s visit

Former presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke claimed Sunday that El Paso, Texas is without doubt one of the nation’s most secure cities as a result of it’s “a metropolis of immigrants” as he rebuked former President Donald Trump.

“El Paso, Texas, the place I’m from has constantly been one of many most secure cities in America, if not the most secure metropolis in America,” O’Rourke stated throughout a visitor spot on MSNBC’s “Inside With Jen Psaki.”

“And that isn’t regardless of the truth that we’re a metropolis of immigrants. I might argue it’s as a result of we’re a metropolis of immigrants.”

An analysis late last year from MoneyGeek ranked El Paso because the fifth most secure largest metropolis within the US.

The feedback come after Trump visited El Paso final week as President Joe Biden made a border go to of his personal, roughly 325 miles away in Brownsville.

Beto O’Rourke turned a darling amongst progressives for his anti-gun and pro-immigration stances. Getty Photographs For The Cambridge Union

Trump blasted the border disaster, likening the ordeal to a “war,” harping on the flood of migrants pouring throughout the border and laying blame on the Biden administration.

“This can be a Biden invasion over the previous three years,” Trump stated. “I name him Crooked Joe as a result of he’s crooked. He’s a horrible president and the worst president our nation has ever had.”

O’Rourke, who represented Texas’ sixteenth Congressional District which includes most of El Paso from 2013 to 2019, argued that immigration has been a core element of US success.

“We’re a rustic of immigrants. We’re probably the most highly effective, probably the most profitable place on the planet. And it has rather a lot to do with those that come right here from everywhere in the world to do higher for themselves,” O’Rourke stated.

“We are going to solely stay probably the most profitable nation on the planet by guaranteeing that we’ve extra immigrants coming right here.”

Donald Trump lately visited El Paso, Texas, a metropolis that Beto O’Rourke represented in Congress. REUTERS

Critics of Biden’s border insurance policies have slammed the inflow of unlawful immigrants and migrants looking for asylum which have overburdened US businesses.

In January, there have been an estimated 176,205 migrant encounters on the US-Mexico border, down from the report 301,9983 encounters in December, according to US Customs and Border Patrol figures.

O’Rourke accused Trump of blowing up a bipartisan Senate deal to deal with the border as a poilitical transfer.

The Lone Star Democrat made a reputation for himself when he challenged Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in 2018 and got here inside placing distance. He then mounted an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 2020.

The US Border Patrol recorded record-breaking ranges of encounters on the southern border final yr. Luis Torres/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Lately, O’Rourke needled his outdated 2020 Democratic major foe Biden over his dealing with of the struggle in Israel, appearing to express support for the “uncommitted” marketing campaign in Michigan forward of the Feb. 27 major.

Over 100,000, or one in eight voters, went “uncommitted” within the major, marking the fruits of a protest vote by Arab and Muslim votes within the state.

Michigan has the biggest Arab group of any state within the nation.

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