The New York Daily News reports:
The nation’s homeland security chief insisted Sunday that immigrant children are not being separated from their parents at the border — despite the Trump administration defending its policy and eyewitness accounts of government-snatched boys and girls being held in cages at a private detention center in Texas.
“We do not have a policy of separating families at the border. Period,” Homeland Security Director Kirstjen Nielsen tweeted, despite countless tales of the Trump administration doing just that.
Compounding Nielsen’s false statement were reports that children separated at the border were being held in an old warehouse in south Texas, behind metal fencing that resembled cages. Reporters who were allowed inside said one cage held 20 children, and boys and girls used foil sheets as blankets.
We do not have a policy of separating families at the border. Period.
— Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen (@SecNielsen) June 17, 2018
IT’S LITERALLY ON YOUR WEBSITE pic.twitter.com/Yo4VKkiRhh
— GiddyWhereAreTheGirls (@GiddyHeyde) June 18, 2018
DHS Secy Nielsen sets the record straight, saying there is no ‘policy of separating families at the border’ pic.twitter.com/vY8VRUP5Ux
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) June 18, 2018