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The Biggest Winners of Thursday Night's Dem Debate? Illegal Immigrants.

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The Democrats on stage during Thursday night’s debate looked more like they were competing to be the president of illegal immigrants than they were of Americans.

Not only did all 10 Democrats on stage raise their hand when asked who supported giving illegal immigrants free healthcare, they also advocated for open borders.

Most Democrats raised their hand when asked whether they believed crossing the border illegally should be a civil offense rather than a crime. 

Here were some of their responses to that and on the issue of deportation. 

Buttigieg: "Let’s remember that’s not just a theoretical exercise, that criminalization that is the basis for family separation. You do away with that it is no longer possible. Of course it wouldn’t be possible anyway in my presidency because it is dead wrong."

Biden: "That person [someone whose only offense is being here without documents] should not be the focus of deportation. We should fundamentally change the way we deal with things."

Swalwell: "No, that person [someone whose only offense is being here without documents] can be a part of this great American experience. That person can contribute. My congressional district is one of the most diverse in America, and we see the benefits when people contribute and they become a part of the community and they’re not in the shadow economy.

"Day one for me, families are reunited. This president, though, for immigrants, there is nothing he will not do two separate a family, cage a child, or erase their existence by weaponizing the census. And there is nothing that we cannot do in the courts and that I will not do as president to reverse that and to make sure that families always belong together."

Harris: "I will say, no, absolutely not. They should not be deported."

And in case you missed the free healthcare for illegal immigrants part, watch the clip below or check out our story on it.

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