Presidential frontrunner Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) told an audience on Friday that she'd be willing to "suspend all deportations" as a way to enforce her own immigration agenda.
President Trump's re-election team called it "sick."
WATCH: Elizabeth Warren supports suspending ALL deportations as a way to pressure Congress to pass immigration reform she supports.— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) November 8, 2019
So Warren is perfectly fine with violent criminal aliens staying in the United States so that she can push for policy she wants? ...Sick. pic.twitter.com/xWmoSvUYP0
"I am open to suspending deportations, particularly as a way to push Congress for comprehensive immigration reform," she admitted.
In her tweet exposing Warren's agenda, Marone linked to a Fox News piece that offers just a few examples of illegal immigrants who have committed violent crimes. The crime is especially rampant in Montgomery County, MD, where almost a dozen illegal immigrants have been arrested for rape. Dangerous illegal immigrants have committed crime on the West Coast as well. No one is soon to forget how Jose Ines Garcia-Zarate shot and killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle on the San Francisco pier a few summers ago. Her death spurred Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to introduce Kate's Law, legislation that would mandate a minimum of five years in prison for anyone in the U.S. illegally who had been previously deported. A jury acquitted Garcia-Zarate of first degree murder in August.
Some members of Congress caught wind of Warren's remarks on Friday.
Just when you didn’t think the Dems could get any more radical on immigration, Elizabeth Warren just suggested stopping ALL deportations. This is what we are up against! We must fight back as hard as we can against these radical ideas!— Bradley Byrne (@BradleyByrne) November 8, 2019
Warren released her immigration proposal in July and as even Vox noted at the time, it "pushes the envelope on liberal immigration policy." In part, it would make illegal entry and reentry after deportation into the United States a civil offense, not a criminal one.