California Senator Protests Immigration Budget


California Sen. Kamala Harris has signed a letter to protest President Trump's expansion of immigration enforcement promised in the new federal budget. 

During a conference call with immigration advocates and reporters Thursday Harris said the President's priorities are misplaced, as the money for more detention beds and deportations will be drawn from more important federal security programs.

Harris said she hoped members of the Senate Appropriations Committee would recognized that, "the math doesn't add up," and reconsider support of the budget.

"I think it's...critical our voices our heard," Harris said, acknowledging there wasn't political power to stop it.

"The purpose and the goal, is to make sure this doesn't happen quietly, and in the dead of night," she said.


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