In a recent poll, 80 percent of Iowans supported increasing funding to bolster border security. Another poll found nearly half of Americans named immigration as a top issue that needs to be immediately addressed. Iowans have been directly impacted by our country’s broken immigration system in recent weeks — one illegal immigrant is the leading suspect in a triple homicide, and another has been accused of kidnappinga 16-year-old girl.

At the same time, immigration has been a hot topic throughout the Democratic debates, as 2020 candidates discuss plans to open our borders and grant illegal immigrants free health care.

In the June debate, every single candidate on the stage raised their hand in support of granting illegal immigrants taxpayer-funded health care.

And in Detroit Tuesday night, the socialist leaders of the 2020 field — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren — made it abundantly clear they would decriminalize illegal immigration, even lashing out at moderate candidates after they pushed back on their open borders plan. Democrats have lurched so far left that even Obama’s DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson has called 2020 Democrats’ immigration plan “open borders.”

Yet Iowa Democratic Senate candidates — Theresa Greenfield, Eddie Mauro, and Kimberly Graham — have been silent on the issue. As the leaders of their party embrace open borders and free health care for illegal immigrants, Iowans deserve to know: Do Greenfield, Mauro, and Graham support an open borders agenda?

Senator Ernst recently visited the southern border and witnessed the humanitarian crisis firsthand. Ernst has repeatedly warned of the dangers of open borders policies, and she is an outspoken advocate for stronger border security. But we haven’t heard a word from Democratic candidates Greenfield, Mauro, and Graham, as they continue dodging Iowans and refusing to hold town halls.

“Instead of working with President Trump to secure our borders, 2020 Democrats like Senators Sanders and Warren want to make the crisis worse by opening our borders,” said Jeff Kaufmann, Chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa. “Iowans have seen the dangerous consequences of a weak immigration system, and they deserve to know if Theresa Greenfield, Eddie Mauro, and Kimberly Graham support the radical left’s open borders agenda.”


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