Beto O’Rourke criticized Senator Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday for suggesting that decriminalizing illegal border crossings is the most effective way to end family separations at the border. During the second round of Democratic primary debates Tuesday evening, Warren reiterated her support for eliminating the criminal statute prohibiting illegal entry into the country, which would ensure that only migrants who commit other, ostensibly more serious crimes can be detained. Asked about Warren’s position during a Wednesday appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, O’Rourke argued that the family separations that occurred at the border under the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” enforcement policy can be prevented without fundamentally altering immigration law. “I tried to correct the record, but wasn’t recognized to do this: Senator Warren mistakenly said that Donald Trump is using the criminal code to separate families and to cage kids and to visit this cruelty and inhumanity on our fellow human beings, and that’s just not right,” O’Rourke said. “You can use the civil code, the criminal code, or you could just look to one of the cruelest, most inhumane presidents that we’ve ever ha...