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Breaking: Department of Homeland security respond to fake news about children being separated

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Department of Homeland Security’s Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has had it with recent fake by the Democrats claiming President Trump’s administration was separating asylum seeker’s children from their parents at the border. The fact is, asylum seekers at the port of entry are not breaking the law and nothing will happen to the family. It’s only when they try to illegally cross the border is when they’ll be arrested.

Nielsen explains the situation in a Twitter thread.

This misreporting by Members, press & advocacy groups must stop. It is irresponsible and unproductive. As I have said many times before, if you are seeking asylum for your family, there is no reason to break the law and illegally cross between ports of entry.

You are not breaking the law by seeking asylum at a port of entry.

For those seeking asylum at ports of entry, we have continued the policy from previous Administrations and will only separate if the child is in danger, there is no custodial relationship between ‘family’ members, or if the adult has broken a law.

DHS takes very seriously its duty to protect minors in our temporary custody from gangs, traffickers, criminals and abuse.

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