A Chula Vista, Calif. council member said Monday on "Fox & Friends" that the left's recent rhetoric is part of an agenda to eventually allow for open borders.

Mike Diaz, who as a child legally immigrated with his family to the U.S. from Mexico, said Democrats don't truly believe in their message to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Anti-Trump and anti-ICE rhetoric has drastically grown from Democrats, including New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, who labeled ICE as a "terrorist organization" and called for the abolishment of the agency altogether.

"I think most Americans believe that we need laws and that there should be a process for getting here legally," Diaz said.


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Diaz added that he doesn't think the country should have open borders and that a sanctuary city designation is "part of a larger agenda to actually just open the borders up."

He voted against allowing Chula Vista to become a "welcoming city" last year.

A "welcoming city" is similar to a sanctuary city designation, "but could be declared as a symbolic gesture or couple with policies" that make a city "more immigrant-friendly," according to FOX 5 San Diego.

Diaz said that immigrants trying to enter the United States are departing from "lawless nations," but attempting to do so illegally is contradictory.

"Why would you come to the United States, only to come to the same thing?" he said.

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