CNN Host Shames Texas Conservative For Hateful And Heartless Attitude Toward Innocent Immigrant Children (VIDEO)

immigrationOften mocked and ridiculed these days for embarrassing efforts to relay the news, it seems CNN may have finally found a journalist who can do their job.

CNN host Ashleigh Banfield has been on an absolute tear recently. Last week, she took Hobby Lobby to task for hypocritically investing in contraception manufacturers while denying birth control access to their female employees. On Thursday, Banfield took aim at League City, Texas councilwoman Heidi Thiess. Thiess authored a recently passed resolution announcing that the town will not aid the federal government in dealing with the crisis unfolding at the border.

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Thousands of undocumented children fleeing violence and crime in their home countries have sought refuge in the United States. As a result, detention centers are overflowing and the children are suffering. But Thiess and other League City officials don’t want to help at all. Instead, they hate these poor children so much that they’ve banned them from being in the town.

The hate and heartlessness of Thiess and her colleagues drew a sharp rebuke from Banfield, who grilled the councilwoman and shamed her.
Banfield pointed out that on the issue of immigration, federal law clearly supersedes local and state laws. Therefore, the resolution passed by League City is unconstitutional. But Thiess disagreed and began harping about state’s rights and the Tenth Amendment.

BANFIELD: I’m sure that you understand federal law as well as anybody else. It trumps this kind of thing. In the Supreme Court of the United States, even this year, you know, they concreted that decision…

THIESS: Well, actually, I disagree with that because I don’t believe that the federal government is following its own laws. That’s part of my problem.

And I am a big Tenth Amendment advocate, and I believe in states’ rights and our ability and our right to be able to self-govern.

The federal government is restricted and supposed to be restricted to only enumerated powers, and they’re well outside those bounds today, so actually I would disagree with you on your premise.

In 1982, the Supreme Court ruled in Plyler v. Doe that the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits discrimination on the basis of illegal immigration status. Furthermore, the national boarders and immigration are the responsibility of the federal government. And since federal law trumps state law, the assertions of Ms. Thiess are completely out of line and totally wrong. But the interview didn’t end there. After successfully allowing Thiess to reveal herself as a right-wing bigot, Banfield targeted her lack of compassion for children.

BANFIELD: Do you see how those who are your critics say that is just heartless? We’ve got kids being raped in overcrowded detention facilities. They need help.

These are people who are desperate, and they need help, and effectively, your critics say you’re just turning your backs on them. Can you understand that criticism?

Thiess again attempted to bad mouth federal authorities in an effort to push her state’s rights agenda. She also claimed that minors account for 18 percent of those in detention, but Banfield didn’t back down nor she did let Thiess’ math stand.

BANFIELD: Councilwoman, there’s 50,000 of these kids this year. Whatever numbers you’re working off of are completely skewed by the craziness that’s going on right now.

I know you’ve seen people have protested the buses where the kids have their faces pressed up to the glass and are seeing Americans who look like rabid.

Do you not see the difference between illegal residents who are here maybe to get a free ride and those who are desperately seeking protection from murderers?

Thiess then accused the federal government of not executing the laws, which drove Banfield to shut her down.

BANFIELD: Ms. Thiess, you know full well that these people aren’t escaping into America. They’re volunteering at the border to be caught. No one’s getting through the wall of those who are there…

The children right now who are arriving at the border are volunteering, surrendering themselves to the border agents. The border agents are actually doing their jobs. It’s being enforced.

The problem is there’s so many they’re overcrowded. They’re being raped, they’re being beaten, and they need help. Some of them don’t even have water. And at least in one case, 100 of them are sharing one toilet that doesn’t even have a door.

You can read the entire transcript of the segment here.

The interview ended shortly after that, but I’m guessing it didn’t end soon enough for Thiess, who was thoroughly torn apart by Banfield.

Here’s the video via Raw Story.

Ever since this terrible situation gained national attention, conservatives haven’t exactly broken their necks to offer compassion to the thousands of children who need care. Instead, many conservatives have only offered contempt and hatred. For self-proclaimed “Christians” to act in this manner toward innocent children is a mockery of the Christian faith. Surely, conservative Christians are familiar with the song ‘Jesus Loves The Little Children’. It’s a song often performed by children in Bible school at church. For those conservatives who must have forgotten this tune, here are the lyrics.

Jesus loves the little children,
All the children of the world.
Red and yellow, black and white,
All are precious in his sight,
Jesus loves the little children of the world.

The song is inspired by Bible verse Matthew 19:14, which reads:

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

By spewing hate and racism at these children, conservative Christians are betraying Jesus Christ. In short, conservatives are not Christians. They’re just hateful hypocrites. And CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield did a good job calling them out.