Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) pledged on Saturday to create a commission to investigate “crimes committed by the United States against immigrants” if she is elected president.
“On my first day, I will empower a commission in the Department of Justice to investigate crimes committed by the United States against immigrants,” she said at the progressive Netroots Nation conference.
Warren accused President Trump of looking the other way at the rampant abuse, but said she will not do the same.
“To anyone out there who’s working in this system, understand you abuse immigrants, you physically abuse immigrants, you sexually abuse immigrants, you fail to get them medical care that they need, you break the law of the United States of America and Donald Trump may be willing to look the other way, but President Elizabeth Warren will not,” she said.
Waren also said that we need to treat those who come to the U.S. “with humanity and we need to follow the law.”
Warren this week unveiled her immigration plan which included designating a Justice Department task force to investigate accusations of medical neglect and physical and sexual assault and “give it independent authority to pursue any substantiated criminal allegations.”
“Let there be no ambiguity on this: if you are violating the basic rights of immigrants, now or in the future, a Warren administration will hold you accountable,” she wrote in a Medium post.