Jane Harman on the Violence in Gaza and the Immigration Crisis

Jul 14, 2014

Director Jane Harman discusses the escalating violence between Israel and the Palestinians and the immigration crisis on CBS News' Talk of the Nation with Gerald Seib, Danielle Pletka, and Nia-Malika Henderson.

On the violence in Gaza:

"My sense of Bibi Netanyahu, whom you just interviewed, is he's being prudent. I think it's underestimated how prudent he's being. And they may have to go in with tanks, I guess they went in with one tank, as you said, Bob, underneath these homes are the rocket launchers. And we just heard that people are being asked by some of the Hamas leadership to stay in their homes so they become human shields. It's a catastrophe for the Gaza and Palestinian people, and also, for the Israeli people," said Jane Harman.

On the border crisis:

"But this is a failure of several levels; one is it's a failure of Uruguay and Guatemala and Mexico, to improve the lives of their people and stop these coyote transfers across Mexico and police their own borders. Two, it's a failure of comprehensive immigration reform, and we do need to have it in this country, including amending this, in my view, I disagree with Luis Gutierrez, but I think we probably need to amend this very intended anti-trafficking law to expedite the handling of these kids," said Jane Harman.

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