Mark Morgan, U.S. Border Patrol Chief under President Barack Obama, claimed on Fox & Friends that Democrats have resorted to slander by claiming border patrol is detaining immigrants in cages.
Morgan said detention facilities “are actually really nice” and when needed, chainlink fences are used judiciously for the immigrant’s safety. (Mediaite)
“It’s a totally false narrative and talking point for the Democrats. They are not cages. They are actually really nice facilities. And there are chainlink fence within the facilities, but it’s designed so the border patrol agents working there can provide safety and security for the people that are there,” Morgan said.
“And, remember, they are only there for max 72 hours before they have got to be released,” he added.
Morgan said Democrats are not budging when it comes to border security because they do not want President Donald Trump to have a win and that is why is he speaking out.
“The president right. President Trump is right, it’s that simple. We have a crisis,” he said.
During a contentious congressional hearing yesterday, House Homeland Security Committee Chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) grilled DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on the issue of detaining immigrants in cages.