Symone Sanders Invokes Slavery While Discussing Trump Illegal Immigration Policy That Separates Families
CNN commentator Symone Sanders compared a recently-implemented Trump administration policy to the worst chapter in America’s history.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly dismissed the notion that the immigration policy that separates the children from migrants who illegally cross the border as “cruel” or “heartless.” To NPR, he said the following:
“I wouldn’t put it quite that way. The children will be taken care of- put into foster care or whatever… But the big point is they elected to come illegally into the United States and this is a technique that no one hopes will be used extensively for very long.”
Sanders didn’t believe such a policy would be a “deterrent” for illegal immigration and dinged the Trump administration for the lack of “training” that was being done, calling the policy “cruel and unusual.”
“This is a policy that harkens back to what America did during the times of slavery,” Sanders said. “When they took children and they separated families from their mothers and fathers when folks were being sold into slavery. So if we want to be better, we have to start walking the walk.”
She then called on President Trump to stop the policy that is “ripping children away from their parents” without having to wait on Congress to pass immigration reform.
Sanders denied the notion that the outrage of the roughly 1,500 missing migrant children is being “misplaced” since some may not want to be found, saying that the Trump administration has been “hostile” to “undocumented individuals” and how that could be the reason why some of them don’t want the U.S. government to know where they are.
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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