Deb Haaland on Immigration
REPRESENTATIVE-ELECT DEB HAALAND (D-NM-1): We actually feel confident about the security of our borders. New Mexico as a whole was appalled when the policy to separate children from their parents happened on the border. It made me immediately think about governmental policies back when my grandmother was a child and she was separated from her family and taken to Indian boarding school. So it seems like at some point, we need to look at our history and stop doing the things that are harmful to our children and work toward finding solutions that are absolutely humane.
Q: You would work with President Trump?
HAALAND: I think we all have to do it together. The Democrats won back the House. We didn't win back the Senate or the presidency yet. So we do have to work across the aisle to make sure that we can get things passed. Yes.
A: My Native American family has experienced the brutality of government-backed family separation. I believe in keeping families together, and therefore I oppose deportations and bans that rip families apart. I will fight for comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented Americans, all of whom exemplify our American dream.
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