DHS secretary: Migrant children are being cared for, don’t believe the press

DHS secretary: Migrant children are being cared for, don’t believe the press
Kirstjen Nielsen (Image: The Hill video screen grab)

[Ed. – Don’t believe Democrats in Congress either.]

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told a gathering of sheriffs on Monday to ignore press reports of mistreatment of migrant minors separated from their families at the southwest border.

“It is important to note that these minors are very well taken care of — don’t believe the press,” Nielsen said to the National Sheriff’s Association while addressing reports of substandard treatment of minors.

“They are very well taken care of — you know this, as many of you have detention facilities of your own,” she added.

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The Trump administration is pushing to defend its zero-tolerance policy for illegal border crossings, which has already led to the separation of at least 2,000 children from their parents.

“We operate according to some of the highest standards in the country. We provide food, medical, education and all the needs of the child — but let’s be honest, there are some who would like us to look the other way dealing with families at the border and not enforce the law,” said Nielsen.

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