Sen. Cory Booker said illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors are “Americans” on CNN Wednesday.
Booker argued that “80 percent of Americans agree that these people, who are American citizens in every way but a piece of paper–these folks who fought for us in the military, who are our first responders, who are our teachers, who have been part of our community since our earliest years, they deserve better than this.”
“As we move forward, I am saying right now, I at least as one individual senator, I will not leave these Americans behind,” he also said. (RELATED: Cory Booker Uses Misleading Terror Data To Attack Trump)
Booker recently made headlines for shouting at Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, saying, “I hurt. When Dick Durbin called me I had tears of rage when I heard about this experience in this meeting. For you not to feel that hurt and that pain and to dismiss some of the questions of my colleagues saying, ‘I’ve already answered that line of questions’ when tens of millions of Americans are hurting right now because of what they’re worried about right now in the White House–that’s unacceptable to me.” (RELATED: Cory Booker Had ‘Tears Of Rage’ When He Heard ‘S***hole’ Comment [VIDEO])