Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren once told illegal immigrants to get ‘in line’
August 20, 2019
Democrats running for the presidency have a history of telling illegal immigrants to wait their turn.
Past statements from 2020 candidates like Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren have reemerged as Joe Biden, their rival for the 2020 presidential nomination, faces criticism for expressing similar sentiments at the Detroit debates.
Harris suggested while vying to become California’s top law enforcement officer that illegal immigrants should “stand in line.” The former prosecutor, who was eventually voted California’s first woman and minority state attorney general in November 2010, made the comments in August of that year during an appearance before the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
“As the president has said and I agree, not letting them jump to the front of the line but stand in line like everybody else,” she said of then-President Barack Obama and his administration’s immigration policy. “So that’s where I am on the issue. We need to have meaningful laws around this issue instead of approaching it like ostriches because it’s not going away.”