Thursday, May 23, 2019

Rev. William Barber: Tear gassing Central American migrants is inhumane, unconstitutional, immoral

"This is white nationalism being played out in public policy. This is racism being played out in public policy. This is also inhumane."

U.S. border patrol officers fired tear gas into a crowd of desperate Central American asylum-seekers Sunday in Tijuana, Mexico as some tried to push their way through the heavily militarized border with the United States. Mothers and small children were left gagging and screaming as the tear gas spread. The migrants are from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, and are fleeing widespread violence, poverty and mass unemployment. We speak with Rev. Dr. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign and president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach.

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  • Rev. Dr. William Barber

    co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign and president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach.
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