Cummings Claims His 10-Year-Old Niece Asked: “ ‘Uncle Elijah, are They Going to Put Us in Cages?’

Cummings said the state of the nation, and the treatment of undocumented immigrants apprehended while trying to enter the country illegally, had inspired a conversation with his 10-year-old niece over the weekend.

“ ‘Uncle Elijah, are they going to put us in cages?’ ” he said she asked. “Are they going to put us in cages?” he repeated. “That’s coming from a 10-year-old. We are better than that!”