Kamala Harris: Trump Administration Is Running A "Campaign Of Terror" Against Undocumented Americans


In an interview that aired Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," Sen. Kamala Harris told host Chuck Todd that the Trump administration is running a "campaign of terror" against illegal immigrants in the U.S.

SEN. KAMALA HARRIS: This administration has directed DHS to conduct these raids as part of what I believe is this administration's campaign of terror, which is to make whole, whole populations of people afraid to go to work. Children are afraid to go to school for fear that when they come home, their parents won't be there. Parents are afraid to send their children to the pediatrician for fear that that will be contact with others. There are -- we have the census coming up, okay? The 2020 census is coming up. We do this census every ten years in America and which is that we count who's here. So, and we make decisions about everything from electoral lines to where we're going to put resources. So, we have a lot of blended families in America, which is households of -- multigenerational households including people who are documented and undocumented. When that census taker comes knocking at that door, they're not going to answer the door. And I know this administration knows that … We conduct a census as part of an extension of who we are as a democracy. We say, "Every person matters. We count." We make decisions based on who's here and what they need. And you and I will both suffer if that census count is flawed. And I'm telling you that, given the policies of this administration, that is going to be a flawed census.

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