Pascrell: Democrats are not in favor of open borders

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Rep. Bill Pascrell says that the Republican Party has falsely spread the image that Democrats are in favor of open borders due to their stance on immigration.

The congressman says that Democrats are in favor of border control. Pascrell also says that he thinks there should be greater border security to the north.

“I’ve never met a Mexican terrorist, but I’ve met terrorists who’ve come in from the North, come over those borders,” Pascrell said. “There are so many parts of the northern border where there’s no security whatsoever, take my word for it. Nor was there any on 9/11.”

Pascrell was an original member of the Homeland Security select committee in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

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