Durbin Likens Thai Soccer Team to Detained Migrants in U.S: ‘They’re Trapped in a Bureaucratic Cave’

Before even answering the first question of his Meet the Press interview, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) took a moment to call attention to the soccer team stuck in a flooded Thailand cave, comparing the trapped boys to detained migrants in the U.S.

“Hearts and prayers are with those boys in Thailand, trapped in the cave,” he told NBC’s Chuck Todd. “I hope our hearts and prayers are also with thousands of children, toddlers and infants, removed from their parents by the Trump Administration, under zero tolerance. They’re trapped in a bureaucratic cave, too, so let’s not forget them.”

Durbin has spoken out against the policy repeatedly, advocating against locking up migrants simply for entering the country. He has also accused President Donald Trump of holding children hostage in order to implement an anti-immigrant agenda.

He contends that the administration is not doing enough to reunite families torn apart at the southern border and that it has a moral burden to do so.

Watch the clip above, via NBC.

[Image via screengrab]

Follow Amy Russo on Twitter: @amymrusso

Have a tip we should know? [email protected]

Filed Under:

Follow Mediaite: