Minnesota Rep, Michele Bachmann took part in a sensitive exchange regarding illegal immigrants with a democratic college student Saturday.
Roy Aguillon, 19, asked Bachmann how she planned to handle or what she would “do to” the children of illegal immigrants.
News reports stated that Bachmann said she would “not do anything to them.” She went on describing why we should not reward the children of illegal immigrants citizenship in our country.
“Their parents are the ones who brought them here,” she said. “We do not owe them anything.” Bachmann stated that these “people broke our laws to come into this country,” unlike her own family who came to the United States more than 150 years ago. She stated that her parents came into the country legally and “received zero benefits.”
In an interview with NBC News, Aguillon said his intention was not to draw attention to the DREAM Act, legislation which provides benefits as well as citizenship to children of immigrants, but merely to ask a practical question for children of illegal parents.