Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, says he believes there should be a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
"The reality is we can't have comprehensive immigration reform that works unless it addresses the status for those 11 some million undocumented immigrants. So what we need make sure there's a pathway to citizenship for them, too," he said.
Buttigieg then outlined what he said would be in a comprehensive immigration plan, which includes:
- A pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in US.
- "A level of protection for dreamers."
- "A set of reforms to clear up the bureaucracy and the back logs in the lawful immigration system ..."
- "And reasonable measures on border security."
Buttigieg continued: "It's just that we don't have the leadership in Washington to do it. And I'm afraid one of the reasons is we have got a White House that's computed it's better off politically that Americans continue to be divided around it for short-term political gain and that has got to end with a new president."