Rep. Karen Bass on immigrant children: 'This is state sponsored child abuse'

At least 2,300 immigrant kids have been separated from their parents at the border and placed in foster homes or shelters. About 100 of those kids are in Los Angeles. Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass of Los Angeles is founder and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth. She talks about a possible immigration solution that Democrats could support, and how Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy has put a heavier strain on the U.S. foster care system.

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Guest:
Karen Bass - Congresswoman representing parts of West and South LA - @RepKarenBass

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or, Devan Schwartz, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir