Melissa Harris-Perry: Deportation is a ‘fugitive slave law’ . . . under Obama

As illegal immigrants in Flint hesitate to open their doors for fear of being deported, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry said Saturday that she did not want this to mar Obama’s last year in office.

Deportation sweeps have created an atmosphere of fear, Harris-Perry believes, as the Michigan immigrant community’s reluctance to accept aid has led to their falling victim to the poisoned water.

“This does feel to me like potentially a black/brown coalition moment,” said Harris-Perry on MSNBC Saturday, “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.”

Harris-Perry disagreed with guest Maria Hinojosa, of NPR’s “Latino USA,”  and her suggestion that Michelle Obama should meet with the undocumented families in Flint.

“For me, it’s not a first lady moment,” Harris Perry replied. “It is the Department of Homeland Security making a decision…that I presume is coming from the administration. But I don’t know because I have asked (Sec. of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson) repeatedly to appear on my TV show and he will not.”

Watch the MSNBC video below:

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10 thoughts on “Melissa Harris-Perry: Deportation is a ‘fugitive slave law’ . . . under Obama

  1. BTeboe says:

    Hey MELISSA, deportation is what happens to people who are in this country illegally. I’m sorry about their kids. I’m sorry for everyone’s kids that has been drinking, cooking,and bathing in that contaminated water. It is sickening to say the least. We as country can no longer afford to bring in more and more people who are dependent on the US taxpayer to feed, clothe and house. We can barely pay in systems like social security because it’s been raided and the taxpayer is left with a huge pile of IOUs. It’s time we take care of some business at home.

    1. tedlv says:

      Why aren’t you running for President? I would vote for you!

      1. BTeboe says:

        Thanks, but NO thanks.

  2. John Doe says:

    Sorry but if anyone would sacrifice the health of their [likely very large number of] children in order to save their own selves from the consequences of having broken the law, then it isn’t anyone else’s fault nor problem to fix.

    1. John Doe says:

      However, I somehow doubt the water in their country of origin is much better anyway.

  3. Kenneth Clark says:

    Melissa, the tampon earrings have absorbed from your brain vital fluids and chemicals that are vital in forming rational thought and meaningful commentary. You should admit yourself to a psycho ward to protect those around you from your self inflicted stupidity.

    1. freedomringsforall says:

      Amen Ken
      She has to be one of the dumbest people on tv that I have ever seen.

  4. tedlv says:

    Can’t they find a picture of this person that doesn’t make her look like a whack job? Oh, maybe not…

  5. ScarletPimpernil says:

    Hey, Melissa, it’s not your country to give away. The end.

  6. Mary Brown says:

    He won’t appear on your show because you are a blithering MORON!

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