Shutdown Showdown: Rep. Nanette Barragán on Dire Conditions at Border and Trump's "Ineffective" Wall
Part 2 of our conversation with California Rep. Nanette Barragán, who is just back from the U.S.-Mexico border. Barragán, along with Rep. Jimmy Gomez, escorted a 39-year-old Honduran mother of five, Maria Meza, across the border. Earlier this month, Meza was photographed clinging to her children and fleeing tear gas fired by U.S. Border Patrol, in an iconic Reuters image that sparked international outrage. Their asylum request is now being processed. Barragán recounts camping out overnight with Meza’s family on the U.S. side of the border near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry between Tijuana and San Diego and overhearing a U.S. border guard say, “Oh, good, we got rid of one of them,” as she left.