Raul Grijalva has been a member of Congress for more than 15 years.
The Democrat from the U.S. state of Arizona represents a diverse and geographically large district that spans the U.S.-Mexico border. The Heat’s Anand Naidoo sat down with the Congressman in his office on Capitol Hill.
He started by asking him about his recent visit to a shelter housing immigrant children.
For more on U.S. immigration:
- Jacqueline Thomsen is a reporter for the political news website, The Hill.
- Julio Rivera is a conservative commentator and writer contributing to Newsmax and Townhall.
- David Leopold is an immigration attorney.
"If they had told me that in the US, we’re going to separate you from your child for a month, I wouldn’t have accepted it." https://t.co/zkNMR8MuXI
— The Nation (@thenation) July 17, 2018
“Most of us are from here, even though they think we are illegal, we are from here. Just because we are Hispanics it doesn’t mean we are from Mexico.”
— POLITICO (@politico) July 16, 2018
For years I've fought against immigrant detention precisely because of abuses like these. After making the perilous trek to the border to seek asylum, these women are facing abuse from those who are supposed to protect them. #EndFamilyDetention https://t.co/nbxkLU06bf
— Raul M. Grijalva (@RepRaulGrijalva) July 17, 2018