Kamala Harris: We Must Be ‘Welcoming’ to Migrant Caravan
California Democrat Sen. Kamala Harris, who is eyeing a 2020 presidential bid against President Trump, said that the U.S. response to the migrant caravan marching toward the nation’s southern border should be “welcoming” and “tolerant.”
While campaigning for fellow Democrats in Iowa, Harris told a CNN reporter, “Our strength has always been that we are a tolerant country, that we are welcoming, in particular, those who have fled harm,” Harris said of the many thousands in the caravan. “And the idea that we’re vilifying any one group and the fear-mongering, that’s not in the best interest of our country.”
The caravan members have repeatedly confirmed to the press that they are mostly not refugees but economic migrants and previously-deported illegal aliens who want to resume their old jobs in the U.S.