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!”