Democratic members of unions among those concerned about immigration process, says conservative activist

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp said in an interview that aired Friday on "Rising" that Democratic members of unions are among voters calling for a stricter immigration process ahead of the midterms. 

"Rushing the southern border is really a gross way to have immigration policy because we all know what happens because of [how] liberal judges interpret the law," Schlapp told Hill.TV's Buck Sexton on Thursday. 

"If they get to the border, they get detained, they get processed. Yes, for a period of time people are put in jail cells just like they were under President Obama, and then they are released into the interior of America," he continued. 

"If they don't go to their first hearing, they can be in this country. [If] they don't commit another felony or wrongdoing, they can be in this country for as long as they want to be, and I think there are a lot of people looking at that process, including, by the way, union Democrats, and people who want to make sure there are good paying jobs for Americans that look at this process and say this is insane," he said.

Schlapp's comments come as Trump has made immigration a central issue ahead of the midterms in an effort to drive out the Republican base. 

Trump has pointed specifically to a Central American migrant caravan moving toward the U.S. border, while also announcing that he is looking at trying to end birthright citizenship through an executive order.

"The politics is all positive for President Trump because I really think he understands this issue well," Schlapp said. 

Democrats have pushed back on Trump's rhetoric, calling it divisive ahead of the midterms. 

— Julia Manchester