Congresswoman Seeks Showers, Basic Hygiene For Migrants | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Congresswoman Seeks Showers, Basic Hygiene For Migrants | Morning Joe | MSNBC



welcome back to Morning Joe two senior DHS officials tell NBC News that the ice raids that were postponed a few weeks ago are now scheduled to begin on Sunday they will target roughly two thousand families in major cities across the United States the same ten cities named under the previous plans including Chicago LA Miami and New York joining us now member of the Armed Services and homeland security committees congresswoman Alissa Slaton of michigan she has a new piece out in the Lansing State Journal entitled southern border detention centers are shameful it should be managed with dignity and now congressman slut canoes set to introduce new legislation to try to tackle the situation head-on welcome back to the show great to talk to you tell us about this legislation and what kind of support does it have sure so it's something we're introducing today it gets to the root of the problem I think or one of the roots of the problem which is the Homeland Security Act which was set up in 2002 called on Customs and Border Protection to provide food and water to people coming over the border this expands it and says yes food and water but shelter hygiene access to hygiene materials showers appropriate bathrooms it expands the responsibilities of Customs and Border Protection in a way that I think we've seen in the past couple of weeks they they haven't been doing appropriately well and but you know have you get the accountability to address this and the support in Congress to address this it seems like there's an issue with transparency and obviously the president doesn't seem to have a lot of connection with actually what's going on inside those facilities yeah well I think honestly in Congress whether you're a Democrat or Republican I don't know many people who look at the situation the humanitarian situation on the border and feel good about that I think there's a strong feeling that we have to be able to provide for people coming over so I'm not sure it will be a problem in the house certainly or in the Senate I think the president is just been didn't to actually acknowledge what is going on in the border but the people certainly aren't reluctant I mean most of us went home last week we were you know for the 4th of July holiday and most people I know of members of Congress heard a serious earful from Democrats Republicans independents about their outrage at what's going on at the border in our name congresswoman it's willie Geist good to see you this morning it's a shame that you actually have to introduce legislation to ensure that children and families migrants get bathrooms and showers and soap and basic hygiene but here we are what kind of support do you expect to get this and what would be the opposition to that I like I said I expect strong support I mean there's a group of us a bipartisan group of us that are going to the border on the 19th I think there are Republicans who acknowledge very very clearly that while we all want border security and let me be clear you can have security and humanitarian treatment of people that what's going on right now is just not right and I always remind people that you know in 2014 we actually had a huge surge of people coming over the border we had 68,000 people come over in one year usually unaccompanied minor so mostly boys 15 to 17 this is a manageable problem at that time we had to take emergency measures to we had to open up military bases to get fed space for people but this is a manageable problem if you acknowledge you have a problem and I think Congress on both sides of the aisle has a responsibility to send that clear signal because the people are sending it I mean you hear it from people in the streets at home congresswoman there seems to be in this long conversation we've been having now about what's happening at the border conflation between migrants the people you're talking about and undocumented people crossing the border illegally how do you explain that distinction to people back home when they talk to you I just I think you know the the coverage is hard sometimes to sort of sort through I think that most Americans if you ask them do you think that someone walking over the border legally who's telling you a telling a customs official I am scared for my life or my child's life back home and I'm seeking asylum do they have you know the right to get their case heard in court most people would say yes I think when you talk about it crossing it legally you go into a different area and people say hey can't they go to a port of entry if you then explain that it's so crowded coming over the the normal ports of entry people may feel desperate they may understand more but coming through a port of entry you know the the appropriate procedures most people understand that I believe Congress of nimisha Alcindor has a question for you Misha good morning congresswoman I've been talking to some Democratic officials who tell me that they're worried that the party is going too far left what and talking about things like decriminalizing illegal entry into the United States they feel like that might be completed as open borders what do you make of the Democrats stances on decriminalizing illegal entry into the border do you fear that your party may be going too far left well I think this idea that Democrats are for open borders is crazy I mean I worked at the CIA and the Pentagon my entire life I worked on preserving the homeland my entire life so I'm a big believer in border security and they're a bunch of us who feel very very strongly that we always have the right to protect our country and know who's coming over so I think that the the media likes to say that we're for open borders but we have to make sure we're reinforcing that we care about immigration reform the system is broken and we care about security and that has to be a dual responsibility security and humanitarian treatment it's both all right congressman ELISA slatkin of Michigan introducing that new legislation congresswoman thanks for your time this morning let's thanks for checking out MSNBC on YouTube and make sure you subscribe to stay up-to-date on the day's biggest stories and you can click on any of the videos around us to watch more four Morning Joe and MSNBC thanks so much for watching

46 Replies to “Congresswoman Seeks Showers, Basic Hygiene For Migrants | Morning Joe | MSNBC

  1. I'm all in favor of decriminalizing Breaking and Entering. I hope they need to decriminalize burglary too. They laws were put in place to harrass Latinos and Blacks. These laws are all part of White Privilege.

  2. You want to know how Germany 1933–1945 become possible? A bunch of people cheered for an racist ideology, and the other (a bit greater) part didn't stop the upcoming crimes.
    The just by Trump anounced executive order (citizenship) may be the turning point for America. How long will it take until non-citizens have to wear some kind of yellow sign?

  3. likening this to WWII and clearing out the Krakow Ghetto, the American version of the immigrant SS named ICE is on its way it seems…America sinks lower and lower into decrepitude …smfh….

  4. Nobody ask these people to come into the USA. The cross the border illegally. The democrats should be happy about that. There was nothing setup for these people. They did not worry about their hygiene when in Mexico or as they walked here

  5. Most Democrats are for open border. That's the message I get from them. Hello! They want to give ILLEGALS free health care, free citizenship & decriminalize them. That's a LOUD & CLEAR MESSAGE they're giving out. They are worshiping ILLEGALS. They are encouraging ILLEGALS to come.

  6. Oh if it's that bad THE UNDOCUMENTED I'LLEGALS HERE ILLEGALLY ARE FREE TO LEAVE ANYTIME THEY WANT,BUT ITS FUNNY THERE ALL STAYING PLAYING PLAY STATION 4,AND BASKETBALL,SOCCER,TV,MOVIES,PLENTY TO EAT,PLENTY OF SOAP,SHERTS, DIAPERS, EVERYTHING THERE THEY NEVER EVEN HAD IN GUATEMALA,THEY KNOW THEY HAVE IT MADE IN THE SHADE,IF THEY DIDN'T THEY WOULD NOT STAY HERE WHILE WE THE AMERICAN CITIZENS PAY FOR THEM. STOP YOUR DAM LYING FAKE NEWS MSNBC ,YOU LOOK REALLY STUPID LYING LIKE U DO.AND TRUMP IS GOING TO GET REELECTED IN 2020 SO GET OVER IT AND START REPORTING TRUTH,BUT U FAKE LYING NEWS MEDIA PROBABLY DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME LEFT ANYWAY BEFORE THE SEALED INDICTMENTS ARE UNSEALED AND ARREST START HAPPENING FOR TRYING TO TAKE DOWN A SITTING PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.YOUR COUP ATTEMPT AGAINST A SITTING PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.IS VERY SERIOUS.

  7. Well if you weren't SHOWING PICTURES FROM THE OBAMA ADMINSTRATION,AND SHOWED THE TRUE PICTURES U WOULD FIND SHOWERS AND EVERYTHING THOSE UNDOCUMENTED I'LLEGALS HERE ILLEGALLY HAVE PLENTY OF SOAP,SHAMPOO, DIAPERS, EVERYTHING THEY HAVE SO STOP SHOWING PICTURES FROM THE OBAMA ADMINSTRATION,WE ARE NOT STUPID LIKE U ARE FAKE LYING NEWS MSNBC JOE AND LYING MIKA,YOUR PATHETIC LIARS AND A DISGRACE TO AMERICA.U DON'T FOOL ANYBODY. U TWO STUPID

  8. Anybody from any other country in the world ought to be able to come into America and live. Why do we even have borders? And if you need showers or babysitting or medical care or food stamps or free public education why can’t you get that!? it’s really more about the children. Forget about the South American countries who have the highest murder rates in the world, drug cartels and corrupt governments because that won’t spill over into our country. Will it? And Who cares that America is $22+trillion in debt as a country. Does it matter we have hundreds of thousands of homeless people on our streets? Let’s just let everybody in and if we can convince them that the Democrats are their “friends “we can automatically get their votes And just take our country to the next level of A socialist liberal utopia 🙂

  9. Any act will die in the senate, courtesy Mitch McConnell … and the US electorate, without any moral values or intelligence, will keep ignoring what's going on.

  10. Not 2000 families. It will be 2000 ILLEGALS. ones that had their day in court an refused to leave. Wether they have family that’s their fault not trumps or ice. If you don’t want to be separated from your family then don’t come here breaking the law. MSNBC an the left always spin it an leave out key details. Shameful. Obama deported an split up 4 million families an that’s ok. But now that trumps doing something it’s wrong. Get real.

  11. Overcrowed cells, reports of abuse, reports of sexual assaults on 15 yr old girls, lack of basic hygiene supplies and means — The Red Cross should be allowed in there with care packages. That way millions of people around the world could easily contribute instantly by donating to the Red Cross. This is now a humanitarian crisis, and from what I've seen there are violations on a Geneva Convention Act scale occurring there. The world is watching, America. Trump and his border patrol best be thinking carefully about their next moves.

  12. Crossing the border illegally to Canada= $5000.00 fine.
    Crossing the border illegally to Iran= 8 years in prison.
    Crossing the border illegally to North Korea = getting shot.
    Crossing the border illegally to the U.S. = a drivers license, medical insurance, housing, career training and the right to vote.

  13. These scare tactics are sickening. Can citizens order products for those Refugees locked up? Why don't we see videos of these atrocities. Apparently they are so bad the average citizen would be disgusted. If not allow the news cameras in. Faces can be blurred. Mainly it would be the captors out of fear of reprisal!!!
    A president that allows this to happen to Refugees and others is a lame duck who enjoys torturing those he consders to be below him.
    It is a midomeaner to simply cross a US border. Refugees are to be legally given a court date and released. That is the law.

  14. We need to put fast food drive-throughs on the border that turn right back into Mexico. Even give them a meal on the way back and out of the US, bye bye ice ice babies.

  15. God forbid we at least give these immigrants the same meager treatment we provide our inmates… Inmates are taken care of for like $1 or $2 a day…. Some of these places are paid over $700 dollars a day per person… And they can’t even give them a blanket or a mat to sleep on… WTF is wrong with America…? Trumps friends are stuffing their pockets while mistreating these human beings…

  16. Cadet Spanky McBonespurs does enjoy scaring those weaker than him…
    but in his defense…
    it's what bullies do…
    how proud Jesus must be of our "christian" president…

  17. When brown infants get treated worse than serial rapists a.k.a Trump and friends you know you are dealing with a white supremacist media and GOP.

  18. SHAME ON ANY ICE OFFICER COMMITING CRIMES AGAINST IMMIGRANTS AND ASYLUM SEEKERS( HUMAN BEINGS MORE AMERICAN THAN ANY WHITE TRASH). SHAME ON YOUR FAMILIES, YOUR CHILDREN, YOUR EMPLOYERS, YOUR CHURCHES, YOUR NEIGHBORS. I SPIT ON YOU AND YOUR SNIVELING ILK

  19. Trump is freaking out even more than usual to distract from the Epstein case and the child abuse happening at the border. Gotta love those Personality disordered folks. Once one understands them, it's easy to predict their behavior.

  20. Trump resorts and properties should be at the top of the list. Look for the secret rooms where they hide from immigration officials.
    These jailed immigrants do not have access to basic hygienic needs while trumputin tweets through every bowel movement from his golden throne.

  21. These immigrants are newly arrived North Americans! They are Central Americans and have news about what is happening in Central America! It behuves us to uderstand how we have influenced their SOCIETY!

  22. This is one of the reasons that Religion is declining in America. The Republican base is Catholic and Evangelical yet their responses to these conditions are “America First” or “They shouldn’t come here”. Basically the antithesis of what their religion teaches. So that just makes people feel that religion is a joke unless it applies to people that look like you

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