Watch as MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan asks Minnesota Rep, Ilhan Omar if is she is as critical of Joe Biden as she was with President Trump over holding “kids in cages.” Her answer is fairly enlightening,
HASAN: “Indeed. And, unfortunately, they’re not being treated with very much humanity and dignity. Thousands of these kids are in detention, hundreds of them are held for longer than the legal limit of 72 hours in CBP stations, many of them unable to use shower for days or even see daylight.
You were extremely critical of the Trump Administration for putting kids in cages. Are you as critical of this Biden administration for also holding children in horrible conditions? Even if they say it’s not their fault, it’s what they inherited, the children are still suffering.”
OMAR: “Yeah. It’s unacceptable and really shocking that we are keeping children in these situations. And it’s not because we don’t have the resources or the ability to move kids through our system and reconnect them with their families.
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You know, I didn’t go into the border center where children are held, where these horrendous conditions exist. I went to a secondary location where kids were living in a better condition, but still not an acceptable condition, that they shouldn’t be there for a long period of time.
And what those folks told us that were caring for these children is that there is an opportunity for the United States to deploy all agencies to the border to do a one-time processing of these children.
Kids who are coming in with a mother, a father, to process them through, get them reconnected with their families; those who are coming who have relatives, to process them as well; and those who are in need of a sponsor and a foster family, to put them in one of those nonprofit centers that we have and allow for the follow-up and the process that takes with case workers to take place after.
I mean, the conditions that we are keeping children in, no children are living in — and in other borders, when people are fleeing their homes and to have these really horrific, traumatizing conditions to exist in the United States for children is quite shameful.”
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