NBC News helped shield 2020 Democrat presidential primary candidates from their unpopular plans on legal and illegal immigration by asking only a single question on the issue to Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) during Wednesday evening’s debate.
During the 2020 Democrat Debate, NBC News moderators asked one question on immigration to Klobuchar — specifically about the Minnesota Senator’s plan to provide amnesty to all 3.5 million illegal aliens enrolled and eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
No other candidate was asked a question about their immigration plans and no other immigration question was asked by the debate moderators despite Nevada’s enormous foreign-born population of more than 550,000 residents, making up almost 20 percent of the state’s entire population.
Last year, multiple surveys revealed that moderate Democrat primary voters were turned off by the mass immigration plans of 2020 Democrats, along with swing voters who are six percentage points less likely to vote for a Democrat who supports policies like free healthcare for illegal aliens.
For instance, the latest Pew Research Center survey on immigration found that about 6-in-10 moderate Democrats voters, a majority, want more immigration controls specifically at the southern border.