Robert Reich: Border Children Should Be Declared 'Drug War Refugees'

Robert Reich: Border Children Should Be Declared 'Drug War Refugees'

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “All In,” Robert Reich, President Bill Clinton’s former Secretary of Labor, said American drug users are responsible for the “drug war” policy which is causing the violent chaos in the illegal immigrant children’s home countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras therefore the unaccompanied minors flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border should all be declared “drug war refugees.” 

Reich said, “We are implicated in a variety of ways. We are the customers. I mean, if there weren’t a lot of Americans seeking marijuana and heroin and cocaine,” adding “there would not be a drug war, there would not be violence in Central America and Mexico and the corridors, the highways taking a these drugs to American customers.”

Reich said therefore the unaccompanied minors are “refugees from our drug war” and to send them home would be to “force them back to death.” He added to those who disagree with his position, “When did our country become so mean spirited?”

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