[Ed. – Rights? What rights do illegal aliens have once the cross the border into the U.S.?]
The founder of the immigration group Define American called out American citizens’ “privilege” while calling on illegal immigrants to resist being “terrorized.”
Immigration activist and journalist Jose Antonio Vargas weighed in on reports about the Trump administration reportedly separating migrant children from their families during a panel discussion on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” on Sunday.
After addressing claims that children were being held in poor conditions in facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border, MSNBC host Joy Reid asked Vargas, himself an undocumented immigrant, what can be done.
“How do we get people to see them, then? You yourself face this fear every day. How do we get people on the other side who think we don’t care?” she asked.
“In addition to going on the streets and of course voting your conscience, the question now is what are American citizens willing to risk? Like what are you doing with your privilege?” the 38-year-old Pulitzer Prize winner responded.