Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) said it is intolerable and inhumane not to welcome an illegal immigrant at the border into the "strong arms" of America.
"When that child arrives to say, 'Go back where you came from.' It is inhumane. It is irresponsible. And it is contrary to who we are, to our nature, and who we say we are," Harris said in an interview Wednesday night on MSNBC.
SEN. KAMALA HARRIS (D-CA): We have people fleeing murder capitals of the world... when a mother pays a coyote money to transport her child through the expense of a foreign country, in this case from the Northern Triangle through the entire country of Mexico facing unknown peril. One must sit back and ask why would a mother do that? And you know what? Because she knows that the peril her child faces where they are is worse. But yet what is the policy of this administration? When that child arrives to say, 'Go back where you came from.' It is inhumane. It is irresponsible. And it is contrary to who we are, to our nature, and who we say we are. The strong arms of America should be here to receive anyone who is fleeing harm, not to flick them away and to say go back to where you came from. That's the kind of policy we've had had from this administration. And it is intolerable, it is unacceptable and it will end when I am elected.