Federal agents are dumping thousands of illegal aliens at bus stations and then simply walking away. They don’t want to do it. They have no choice. Congress won’t help them. Our immigration system is in total collapse. Nobody is even trying to protect you or our country.
Kirsten Gillibrand is a U.S. senator and a Democratic presidential candidate. She thinks what is happening is just fine. On Sunday, Gillibrand went on television to explain that we have no right to detain illegal immigrants. Instead, they should be released directly into our country.
Margaret Brennan, CBS News host: But you oppose even what the Obama administration did in terms of keeping families together or keeping them together for a longer period of time in detention?
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., 2020 Democratic presidential candidate: I wouldn’t — as President of the United States, I wouldn’t use the detention system at all.
Brennan: Homeland Security though saying hundreds of thousands of people are crossing the border, and they need to go somewhere before their asylum claims are actually heard. What would you do with them?
Gillibrand: They don’t need to be incarcerated. They can, if they’re given a lawyer and given a process, they will follow it.