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tv   U.S. House of Representatives Rep. Ted Lieu on Immigration  CSPAN  June 22, 2018 3:17pm-3:28pm EDT

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speeches in the house, congressman ted lieu came to the floor to talk about the issue of children being separated from their parents at the u.s.-mexico border. he supplied audio from pro publica of some of the children crying for their parents. here's a look. mr. lieu: thank you, madam speaker. i ask unanimous consent to address the house, revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, you are so recognized or 60 minutes. mr. lieu: i am congressman ted lieu of california. if the statue of liberty could cry, she would be crying today. as i stands here there are 2,300 babies and kids ripped away from their parents by our government and are in detention facilities across america. america was a country founded by
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people fleeing from persecution. we are a land of immigrants. president ronald reagan called us that shining city upon the hill. unfortunately donald trump and homeland security secretary nielsen have per vetted that grand -- perverted that grand legacy and have engaged in the functional equivalent of kidnapping. you can believe in no god or any god at all and conclude that ripping kids away from their parents similar moral. i believe in jesus christ. every single thing in the gospels and what christ taught goes against the policy of family separation. imagine being a mother and father and losing your child to the government and not knowing if you're ever going see your child again. the horror of that. imagine being a child, when you were young, your parents were likely the most important people in your life. imagine being ripped away from
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your mother or father and not knowing if you're ever going to see them again. and then being placed in a detention facility with strangers. imagine the horror and fury -- fear will you see doing that. what must that sound like? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend. lew will you for what reason, madam speaker -- mr. lieu: for what reason, madam
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speaker? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is in breach of quorum. mr. lieu: cite the rule, miami. -- madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: rule 17 of the house. that prohibits -- rule 17 -- the gentleman will suspend. mr. lieu: why are you trying to prevent the american people from listening to what it sounds like in a detention facility? these are babies and kids at a detention facility. why are you not letting the american people hear what they are saying? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend. mr. lieu: there is no rule in the house that says i cannot play sounds from the defention facility -- from a detention facility. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend the use of the device. it is in violation of rule 17. mr. lieu: read the rule. it does not say i cannot play sounds from a detention acility. why are we hiding this from the american people? the speaker pro tempore: rule 17 prohibits the use of an electronic device to make sounds
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in the chamber. the gentleman -- mr. lieu: why are we hiding it from the american people? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend. mr. lieu: why are we hiding it from the american people? the speaker pro tempore: the entleman will suspend. per rule 17 of the house. mr. lieu: we have 2,300 babies and kids. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend. per rule 17 of the house. that prohibits the use of a device to make sounds in the chamber. mr. lieu: we have 2,300 babies and kids in defention facilities, were ripped away from their parents. i think the american people need o hear this.
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the speaker pro tempore: will the gentleman suspend. per rule 17 of the house. mr. lieu: people need to hear the tape of a detention facility of babies being ripped of their parents. the speaker pro tempore: the sergeant of arms will enforce the rules of decorum.
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