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Kamala Harris Compares ICE to the KKK

"Are you aware of the perception of many about how the power and the discretion at ICE is being used to enforce the laws, and do you see any parallels?"

By NTK Staff | 11.15.2018 @1:14pm

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), a possible Democratic candidate for president in 2020, compared the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, known commonly as ICE, to the Ku Klux Klan during a Senate hearing on Thursday.

Harris was questioning ICE nominee Ronald Vitiello about comments he made in 2015 comparing the Democratic Party to the KKK.

“What is the history that would make those words wrong?” Harris asked.

Vitiello told Harris that the comments were wrong and that the KKK would be labeled a domestic terrorist group.

“Are you aware of the perception of many about how the power and the discretion at ICE is being used to enforce the laws, and do you see any parallels?” Harris asked.

“I do not see any parallels,” Vitiello interjected.

“No, I’m very specific about what I’m asking you. Are you aware of a perception that the way that they –” Harris began.

Vitiello interjected that he saw no parallels between ICE and the KKK.

“Are you aware that there is a perception that ICE is administering its power in a way that is causing fear and intimidation, particularly among immigrants and specifically among immigrants coming from Mexico and Central America?” Harris asked.

Vitiello told Harris he did not.

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