Rashida Tlaib Defends Vote Against $4.6 Billion For Border Crisis

The Daily Caller | 7/7/2019 | Staff
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Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib defended her vote against a $4.6 billion emergency spending bill, billions of which is going toward migrant child care.

Tlaib agreed with Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s comparison of CBP detention centers to Nazi concentration camps.

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Tlaib said migrant apprehensions numbers were higher in the 1980s, but didn’t mention the change in demographics of today’s illegal immigrants.

Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib defended her vote against an emergency spending bill that provided funds to manage immigration,and compared CBP’s work to Nazism, in an interview Sunday.

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“Absolutely,” Tlaib said Sunday when asked on ABC’s “This Week” if she agreed with comparisons of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detention centers to Nazi concentration camps. “I mean there’s a number of experts that say this is — because it’s traumatic. I mean I don’t know how to explain to people what we saw when we’re explaining to people and they’re kind of looking back and saying, ‘well that can’t be true.'”

“And you know, this is a choice by the current administration, they are choosing to not allow asylum seekers to go through the legal process,” she continued.

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Tlaib’s comments come after she and several other Democratic lawmakers toured CBP facilities that hold aliens who entered the country illegally. The Democratic representatives — which included Tlaib, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro — claimed the migrants were subjected to horrific living conditions.

However, when host Martha Raddatz asked why she would then vote against a $4.6 billion emergency spending bill that would help CBP provide better care — nearly $3 billion of which would go specifically toward unaccompanied migrants, Tlaib suggested that spending money on a “broken system” was not the solution.

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Tlaib claimed that, during her tour, three CBP agents took her aside and said, “This is a broken...
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