Student: You said that the US
funnels money into other countries, right? In aid and things like that. Knowles: Right, much more
than any other country in the history of the world,
by a long shot. Student: Did you also talk about how
the US intervenes in countries in other ways, like war? And that the
US is tearing up these countries… Knowles: Which countries in
particular are you concerned for? Student: Okay, so…
Knowles: You mean when the United States invaded Afghanistan
to overturn the Taliban? Student: Can I continue?
Knowles: You’re making statements that are not specific, so I want
to get to the heart of your question. Student: Okay. Let me just…
With what I’m giving you right now, try to answer my question. If the
US is intervening in countries… Knowles: When we give
foreign aid, we intervene. Student: …that have immigrants that
are fleeing, where do you expect these immigrants to go when the US
intervenes in these countries that don’t ask for US intervention? Knowles: Which countries?
Yes, the Taliban in Afghanistan didn’t ask for US intervention.
Student: I’m just leaving it as an open, general question. I’m not going to
specifically narrow it down to any sort of specific…
Knowles: I know. You can’t narrow it down because when you get specific,
your point falls apart. In the general, your point sounds like it make sense.
[Audience applause] Knowles: But in specific,
it doesn’t make sense. Student: You mentioned women that
are raped when they cross the border, but you’re not mentioning the children
that are being raped in the detention centers at your borders. Knowles: 80 percent of women and
girls who cross the border illegally are raped along that journey by these
sadistic sociopaths who have been permitted to run free along the border.
What percentage of children who have been brought in by their parents to this
foreign country are you suggesting are being raped by US
government officials? Student: There are children in the
detention centers. There are children that went missing as well.
Knowles: You made a claim, and I’m just asking what percentage of
the children… You said children in US detention are being raped by
goverment officials. Do you have any evidence for that whatsoever?
Student: I never said government officials. I’m saying that they’re being
raped in detention centers. I never mentioned by whom.
Knowles: By whom? By whom are you suggesting? Student: Okay, but who’s keeping
these detention centers? Knowles: So you don’t have an
answer. By whom are you saying they’re being victimized? If there
is an epidemic of children being victimized in these detention centers
and you have some evidence of that, you better present that. That
sounds like a terrible thing. Student: They take these children from
their parents in these detention centers. Knowles: Children are separated
from their parents not because of a policy of Donald Trump, not even
because of a policy of Barack Obama, but because of a policy that was
determined in 1997, called the Flores Agreement, during the Clinton
administration. And the reason for that is that when illegal aliens come into
our country, they are apprehended by law enforcement. But if they’re held for
longer than a short period of time, we can’t put children in jails. I don’t
think anybody wants us to put children in jails. That is literally caging
children. So the children are separated from their parents because the parents
are dealt with by law enforcement and the children are dealt with by the
Department of Health and Human Services. The only alternative to this
would be to put children in jails or else to let the parents go free
without any consequences for entering the country, which is
to say the only alternative is totally open borders in the United
States. Is that what you’re suggesting? Student: So you’re saying the children
in cages right now aren’t in jail? Knowles: Which children? How many
children are in cages right now? Student: The children at
the detention centers. Knowles: How many? You’re so
certain of this, how many children are in cages right now?
Student: The federal government received more than 4,500 complaints
in four years about the sexual abuse of immigrant children, which are
being held at government-funded detention facilities, including an
increase in complaints while the Trump administration’s policy of
separating migrant families at the border was in place.
Knowles: There’s also been a surge in illegal immigration. We now
have 3,000 people per month coming into this country and a surge
in children. So naturally, any offense that involves children is going to
increase. I agree with you. Illegal immigration is a horrific and
immoral action, and it should not be encouraged by craven politicians who
think that they can grab a few extra votes by encouraging the victimization
of desperate foreigners and their children. [Audience applause]