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(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), now among the leading contenders for the Democrat presidential nomination, says President Trump's immigration raids are "a crime against humanity."
She made the comment Thursday night during an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.
Harris - President - Trump - Immigration - Raids
Harris argued that President Trump is ordering the immigration raids to distract from his presidential failures:
So the guy has now got to start distracting people from the fact that he made all these promises that I believe he had no intention of fulfilling. And he has failed to perform on every level by which we should measure a president of the United States. Not to mention failed as a commander in chief.
Distraction - Raids - Crime - Humanity - Way
And so he's going to create, as he often does, this distraction....and do these raids, which is a crime against humanity, I believe, in the way he is coming about this and the way he has been handling the issue, when you have babies in cages...
Harris said Trump believes "we are not a nation that should embrace immigrants."
Trump - Problem - Immigration
Trump repeatedly has said he has no problem with immigration if it's done legally.
The immigration raids planned for this weekend in ten major cities are aimed at people who are here illegally and have deportation orders against them.
Chicago - Mayor - Lori - Lightfoot - Week
In Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced this week that she will "never tolerate I.C.E. tearing our families apart."
Lightfoot said the threat of raids has forced illegal immigrants to hide in fear. She said the Chicago Police Department "will not cooperate with I.C.E." in detaining residents, nor will I.C.E. have access to any Chicago Police databases.
House - Speaker - Nancy - Pelosi - D-Calif
Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has advised illegal immigrants that they do not have to open their doors to immigration authorities with lawful deportation...
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