According to Rep Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), the illegal alien children flooding across the border need candy not deportation.
Thursday at a field hearing in Texas pertaining to the surge of unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) balked at the suggestion of Homeland Security Chairman Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX) that the children filling the border facilities need to be detained and deported by holding up a bag of lollipops to demonstrate her view that compassion not deportation is in order.
Referring to the illegal immigrant minors as “homeless children,” Jackson Lee said, “I took lollipops along with my colleagues into the detention center where children were. I wasn’t armed. I wasn’t fearful for my life. This is not a national security crisis this is a humanitarian crisis.”
Jackson Lee also believes the illegals have not broken the law; even though some are clearly marked with symbols that reflect known hostile, and criminal gangs.
“I always like to take things when I visit people who are detained for reasons that are not of a criminal nature, whether it is to visit with those in Darfur, or to be able to engage in Afghanistan, or to be able to talk to children wherever they are,” she said at a House Judiciary Committee field hearing in Texas.