Van Jones, host of CNN’s “The Messy Truth With Van Jones” was stunned by questions posed by a young, female illegal immigrant to Republican New York Representative Chris Collins:
“What goals, or a future, do you see for ‘DREAMers’ like me who have provided to your economy? In what ways can you help us?”
The Republican congressman and illegal immigrant had an exchange while guests on the CNN show. Collins gave the lady hopeful and positive answers. That’s when Van Jones interjected.
He asked Collins how he could possibly say that young DREAMers have no reasons to worry. Jones went on to read off a list of names of DREAMers who claim to have been deported, even though they had no criminal records.
After Jones and Collins engaged in a short back-and-forth, Collins’ gave a final summation for the girl.
“Those that are abiding by our laws today, we will be at some point — my hope is this year — figuring out a compromise to give them legal work status in this country, so no one has to worry,” said Collins.
Jones appeared to become frustrated with Collins’ answer and attempted to lure the girl in to helping him make his point.
“Do you feel better now knowing that no ‘DREAMers’ are under threat in this country in any way?” Jones asked.
“Yes,” she replied.
Still, Jones persisted, asking her, “You feel better?”
“Yes,” she said again.
“You believe that’s true? That there’s no ‘DREAMers’ being deported?” Jones begged.
The girl smiled and simply said “I hope so.”