Gillibrand Says Border Wall Cuts Off ‘Indigenous People’

Campaigning in Iowa on Monday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) agreed that a southern border wall would cut off “indigenous people” and said President Trump is “afraid of immigrants.”

“We need to have proper asylum,” Gillibrand told Native American activist Christine Nobiss. “This president doesn’t believe in asylum. He’s afraid of immigrants. He’s afraid of refugees. We need to be accepting more refugees…”

Nobiss replied that “a lot of these people are indigenous to this land, and that border is cutting them off.”

“I know,” agreed Gillibrand. “That’s why the wall is so absurd and hurtful.”