Obama’s DHS Secretary Falsely Claims He Couldn’t Separate a Child from His Mother Obama’s DHS Secretary Falsely Claims He Couldn’t Separate a Child from His Mother – NTK Network

Obama’s DHS Secretary Falsely Claims He Couldn’t Separate a Child from His Mother

"Those images could have just as easily existed in 2014, 2015, 2016. And they are heartbreaking," Johnson said,

By NTK Staff | 06.13.2018 @10:42am

Former President Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson falsely claimed during an interview Wednesday that, while serving as DHS secretary, he could not separate children from their mothers.

The Associated Press’ Jonathan Lemire asked Johnson about pictures that surfaced in May showing children being held in cages at detention centers and whether that was something that was happening during the Obama administration.

“It’s the nature of the demographic we are dealing with now, we see far more women and children from Central America crossing our border. They are placed in a border detention facility where they’re processed, [and] screened for health reasons,” Johnson said. “The way the infrastructure exists right now, it is not necessarily equipped to deal with families. The stereotypical migrant coming from Mexico or the south is a single adult from Mexico.”

“Those images could have just as easily existed in 2014, 2015, 2016. And they are heartbreaking. I saw them in person, and I spent hours talking to these women and children about why they would make this journey,” Johnson said. “But one thing I would not do is separate a child from his mother. Just couldn’t do that.”

Democrats and reporters used the disturbing pictures to which Lemire was referring in order to attack President Trump after a report indicated that the Trump administration had lost track of some 1,500 immigrant in 2017.

However, there was just one problem: those pictures were taken during the Obama administration in 2014, while Johnson was DHS secretary.

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