2020 Dems talk decriminalizing border crossings, bolstering abortion access in first debate

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Political differences emerged Wednesday night as 10 Democrat presidential candidates squared off on a variety of issues ranging from decriminalizing illegal border crossings to universal health care during the party’s first debate of the election season

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While the Democratic Party is largely seen as the more ideologically united of the two major American political parties, some cleavages became noticeable in the two-hour debate in Miami televised on MSNBC, NBC and Telemundo.

The debate featured popular Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, former Obama Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas, Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington, Rep. Tim Ryan from Ohio and former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland.

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Another 10 candidates will be featured in the second part of the debate Thursday night.

As immigration has been one of the most hotly contested issues during President Donald Trump’s presidency, the network spent some time focusing on how the Democrats would solve the immigration crisis.

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The 44-year-old Castro, a former mayor of San Antonio, Texas, challenged all of his counterparts in the primary to support the repeal of section 1325 of Title 8 of the United States Code, which makes it a criminal act for undocumented immigrants to enter the U.S. at unauthorized entry points.

He mentioned this upon the reference of the shocking image that emerged this week showing the bodies of a migrant father and his daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande trying to cross the U.S. southern border.

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“My plan also includes getting rid of Section 1325 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, to go back to the way we used to treat this — when somebody...
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