Friday on “Democracy Now,” Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) attacked his “shameful” Republican colleagues for wanting to change the 2008 child trafficking law so that the children from from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador current streaming across the border in hopes of evading deportation will be treated the same as those from Mexico before approving the $3.7 billion in emergency funding the president has requested.
The Illinois Democrat said, “I think it is shameful that in the Congress of the U.S. we see members of Congress engendering and creating fear of children. We should be protecting children, not creating fear of them.”
Yesterday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the Senate Appropriations Committee the estimates of unaccompanied minors illegally crossing the border has risen to as many as 90,000 before the end of this fiscal year.
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