Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) suggested illegal alien family separation at the southern border is more pressing than preventing criminal illegals from committing violent crimes in the country.
During a CNN appearance Wednesday, Warren was asked about the murder of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts, who was allegedly killed at the hands of an illegal alien, and if Trump’s goal to secure the border could help prevent future illegal immigrant violence.
After quickly acknowledging the tragedy, Warren immediately pivoted to current U.S. immigration policy, specifically separating adults and children at the southern border to weed out smugglers.
“One of the things we have to remember is we need an immigration system that is effective, that focuses on where real problems are,” Warren said.
“Last month, I went down to the border and I saw where children had been taken away from their mothers, I met with their mothers who had been lied to, who didn’t know where their children were, who hadn’t have a chance to talk to their children, and there was no plan for how they would be reunified with their children.”
“I think we need immigration laws that focus on people who pose a real threat and I don’t think mamas and babies are the place we should be spending our resources,” Warren continued. “Separating a mama from a baby does not make this country safer.”
Neither does opening the southern border to criminals.
The month-long search for Tibbetts ended Tuesday when suspect Christhian Bahena-Rivera led authorities to her body in an Iowa cornfield.