Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 10: "Family Separation: Part 1" Quotes
Kat: Oh my God. How is this possible?
Lopez: The great United States of America.
Henry: Lao Tzu said 'move an ant if you can't move an ox.'
Russell: What the hell does that mean?
The only way to fix this is not through identity politics, but through hard work. I never set out to be the Latino Moses.Carlos
Henry: Never underestimate a senator's desire to keep his seat.
Elizabeth: I think I overestimated our system of checks and balances to guard against malfeasance.
Carlos: I know what's right, and I am staunchly against the federal government encroaching on a state's right to secure its borders.
Jay: You know there's a million reasons that the federal government must be in charge of border security!
Carlos: You want to talk states' rights?
Elizabeth: How about human rights?
Judge: I'm surprised to see you here, Mr. Jackson.
Russell: I am a licensed attorney, your Honor.
Judge: And the President's Chief of Staff. Don't think I don't recognize intimidation when I see it.
Every second this barbaic policy remains in effect is a national disgrace.Dalton
Barker: I'm trying to deter future illegals.
Elizabeth: Wait, you're separating children from their parents as a deterrent?
Dalton: Are you really separating children from their parents?
Governor Barker: It's called following the law. You should try it sometime.
Jay: Sorry to bother you. I know you're in your tango lesson.
Elizabeth: It's okay. What have you got?
Jay: An earful.
Woman [in Spanish]: Is this the form for asylum?
Cop: [in Spanish]: No. It is an acknowledgement that you crossed the border illegally.
Woman: [in Spanish]: Okay, but is there another form for asylum?
Cop: [in Spanish]: No. You are under arrest. You have to apply for asylum before you enter the United States.
Woman: [in Spanish]: Can I see my son?
Cop: That is not possible. You came here illegally. You have no rights.