Jun 25, 2019
Migrant children without basic needs

“The Senate can dispense money for farmers in the United States of America— basically, blackmail money. We can send billions to Saudi Arabia in foreign aid money and we can’t send diapers, toothpaste and toothbrushes and soap to children?” asks veteran columnist Mike Barnicle of Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) during a Morning Joe conversation about The New Yorker’s reporting that hundreds of migrant children, who have been separated from their family members, are being detained in dirty, neglectful, and dangerous conditions at Border Patrol facilities in Texas. Listen to Durbin’s response here about “one of the most embarrassing chapters in our modern history—and it’s happening under the watch of a President who believes if you get tough enough you’ll solve the problem. He’s wrong,” says Durbin. Hear more of the conversation only on MSNBC.