California Senator Kamala Harris blasted President Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy on Thursday as the “ultimate act of inhumanity” and claimed all illegal children who enter the United States are “children of all of us.”
“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,” Harris told demonstrators who gathered to protest the separation of families at the border. “That’s who we are. We should each think of them as being our own and we should treat them that way.
Harris said that the love a parent has for their child is the “purest form of love” saying that we must “honor and respect that,” and that Trump ripping the children from their parents is “inhumane.”
— Jess Morales Rocketto (@JessLivMo) July 26, 2018
It is obvious that Harris was performing for the cameras or she would have addressed the real issues. Namely, the hundreds of children that are entrusted with traffickers who end up abandoned in the desert.
Fox News reports:
Nearly five dozen illegal immigrants who traveled from Central America to the U.S. were reportedly rescued by Border Patrol agents last week after their smugglers allegedly abandoned them in the Arizona desert during a heatwave.
Agents from the Tucson Sector of the U.S.-Mexico border responded to an area west of Lukeville, which has a Port of Entry, after someone within the group called Mexican authorities for help, the agency said in a news release.
The caller said the group of 57 people had crossed the border illegally and needed help.
Agents responding to the distress call found 21 adults and 36 minors — 17 of whom were unaccompanied — in the area, where officials said it was 108 degrees. One of those found was an underage pregnant female.
“Several” of those smuggled into the country appeared to be dehydrated, but only one person needed further medical assistance.
All of those brought into the country were given food and water and brought to the Ajo Station for processing. The pregnant female was given intravenous fluids and taken to a hospital for treatment.
“Regardless of the unscrupulous and ill regard for human life attitude by smugglers, Border Patrol Agents work tirelessly to ensure not only the safety and security of our nation but also the safety of those who they come in contact with,” the agency said.
Border patrol officials warned in the news released that “due to the extreme heat,” the Arizona desert during the summertime is an “especially dangerous time to be stranded.”
The agency added that anyone who needs emergency assistance should call 911 or activate a rescue beacon — 30-foot-tall towers that send out calls for help with the touch of a button — for help.
The California Democrat, who has accused the Trump administration of committing human rights abuses at the border, said Trump’s zero-tolerance policy has put illegal immigrant children in “prisons.”
Harris has been a vocal opponent of Trump’s immigration policies as the potential 2020 contender has been aligning herself with potential left-wing primary voters who are embracing identity politics even more during Trump’s presidency.
As FiveThirtyEight recently noted, “Harris can’t take the Obama ‘Kumbaya’ route to the White House” because Democrats are “perhaps further to the left” on issues like race and immigration than they were even two years ago.
Where was the outrage for these children when the crisis was taking place in 2014 under the Obama administration.
ABC News reported in 2014. The Invisible Crisis: Small Children Crossing the US Border on Their Own
Gigantic surge of minors, most without parents or guardians are being held at the border like prisoners near Nogales, Mexico.