Melissa Harris-Perry likens illegal immigrant deportation to fugitive slave laws

Melissa Harris-Perry likens illegal immigrant deportation to fugitive slave laws

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry on Saturday likened the Obama administration’s deportation of illegal immigrants to “a fugitive slave law” during a discussion about Flint, Michigan’s illegal immigrant community being reluctant to accept clean water aid out of fear of being deported.

“This does feel to me like potentially a black/brown coalition moment,” Harris-Perry said, “because I don’t want the Obama administration’s final year to be marred by a fugitive slave law around the question of this deportation that leads in the context of Flint to actual children being actually poisoned by lead because their parents are too afraid to open the door for clean water.”

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