Rep. Tlaib says ‘we must eliminate funding for CBP, ICE and their parent organization, DHS’

A copy of the original clip, uploaded by a different YouTube account.

By Jenny Goldsberry

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) doubled down on an old controversial tweet during a video interview. Tlaib still wants to defund Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and The Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Just Futures Law hosted her via a virtual interview.

Now, the original YouTube account deleted the video. But not before others got ahold of the clip. During the interview, Tlaib is asked about how to stop facial recognition and DNA testing methods at the border.

“Look, the simple answer to that question is we must eliminate funding for CBP, ICE and their parent organization, DHS,” she replied. “Time after time we have seen it as advocates on the ground, as human services agencies on the ground continue to see over and over again, that these agencies are inept to humanely guiding migrants through our immigration system and instead they further continue to terrorize migrant communities located within our communities.”

The Michigan representative claimed that “especially the new members of Congress” are behind her. Meanwhile, she suggests a full overload on the immigration process.

“This is a distraction to what is really needed, which is full comprehensive immigration reform policies in our country. We are far from even getting to that conversation because people are distracted with these for-profit, corporate greed approaches that are coming to experiment on our immigrants and our border,” Tlaib said. “And I say ‘enough.’”

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