Just under 16 months before the 2020 presidential election, some Twitter users love the sound of President Elizabeth Warren so much that the Massachusetts senator has become a hot topic on the social media platform.
More than 30,000 people tweeted Saturday night with #PresidenElizabethWarren, following comments from the Democratic candidate at an appearance at the Netroots Nation conference in Philadelphia earlier in the day.
Warren's campaign tweeted a short video of some of his comments in which the 70-year-old woman called herself President Elizabeth Warren, while comparing herself to President Donald Trump's immigration policy.
"For all those working in this system, understand that you are abusing immigrants, physically abusing immigrants, sexually abusing immigrants, not getting the medical care they need, breaking the law of the United States. America and Donald Trump may be willing to look away, but President Elizabeth Warren will not do it, "Warren said. "On the first day, I'll empower a Justice Department commission to investigate crimes committed by the United States against immigrants."
Warren's comments come a few days after she revealed an immigration plan as part of her 2020 campaign to reorganize the enforcement of immigration and immigration legislation. customs management, the decriminalization of illegal border crossings and the establishment of the aforementioned committee to investigate crimes against immigrants.
"I am going to enforce the immigration rules according to the same rules of procedure as other law enforcement agencies, no more warrantless arrests and deep immersion in the law enforcement system. I will reshape CBP and ICE thoroughly, focusing their efforts on the homeland, and to change the culture, I will insist on transparency and strengthen the internal supervisory authorities in order to prevent future abuse, "said Warren in a column posted to Medium. who exposed his plan.
Warren's comments and his plan come a few days before ICE raids 10 cities in the United States to gather thousands of illegal immigrants. The raids were announced by Trump on Twitter last month, but were postponed after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked the president to suspend the operation.
"At the request of the Democrats, I delayed by two weeks the process of eliminating illegal immigration (deportation) to see if Democrats and Republicans could come together and find a solution to the problems. Asylum and escape from the southern border. Otherwise, deportations begin!, "wrote Trump on Twitter on June 22.
Warren's Q & A session – one of many Democrat candidates including Julian Castro, Kirsten Gillibrand and Jay Inslee at the conference – was interrupted by several people holding a large banner that was blocking the view from live cameras .
Although the comments of the interuptor could not be heard, it is clear from the reaction of Warren and panel moderators that the person was questioning the Senator about immigration.
"I would like to talk about undocumented immigrants," Warren continued over the cries of the individual. "I would have liked to talk about mixed-status families. I would like to talk about a redesign of our immigration system because that is what we need. And this is based on the premise that immigration is good for the country. It makes us stronger. It strengthens our economy and connects us to families around the world. "
She added that she had made public her immigration plan and encouraged the group of experts to review it before describing certain points of the plan.