Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., ripped President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration enforcement policy on Thursday, calling it the “ultimate act of inhumanity” and claimed illegal alien children at the southern border are the “children of all of us.”
As noted by Breitbart, Harris spoke at a demonstration on Capitol Hill where a group of people were protesting the separation of families and children at the border. Harris largely peddled typical liberal talking points, and implied that the U.S. should take care of those who break the law to enter the country.
“This is about saying we are a community of people and that the children of any one of us is the children of all of us. These are our children. That’s who we are… We should each think of them as being our own and we should treat them that way.”
Harris, who is rumored to be eyeing a 2020 presidential run to challenge Trump, went on to say that the love every parent has for their child must be “honored, understood, and respected.”
— Jess Morales Rocketto (@JessLivMo) July 26, 2018
Her comments won’t surprise many given she has been a vocal proponent of the Trump administration on a variety of issues, and even accused the president’s administration of committing human rights violations at the border by previously separating children from the adults they arrive with at the border.
She even said the child detention centers were eerily similar to “prisons,” yet she failed to mention that the government detention facilities have gaming systems, televisions, pool tables, and some of the kids are even taken on field trips.
Her comments came after Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley called for illegal alien families who have been separated at the southern border for illegally entering the country to be “compensated” with taxpayer funds for suffering “lifelong damage.”
Crowley said he believes illegal families deserve to be compensated for “trauma” they have experienced in detention centers.
Crowley’s idea is utterly insane:
“The damage that has been done to these children will be lifelong, to the families units as well and in fact, I suggest they need to be compensated for what this administration did to them.”
“To have these children ripped apart and separated is one of the most reprehensible things I’ve witnessed in my twenty years of service here in the House of Representatives.”
His idea to compensate illegal aliens is ridiculous and just about everyone will reject it.
Both Crowley and Harris were referring to Trump’s administration previously using the same “zero tolerance” immigration practices as former Presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush, and Barack Obama.
Children were being temporarily separated from the adults they arrived with as a precaution in case they were being smuggled or used by criminals.
Many Americans would agree that using taxpayer funds to compensate illegal alien families is just as bad of an idea as Harris claiming illegal children should be treated the exact same as those who did not commit any crimes.
These are the radical policies many top Democrats are supporting.