Rep Henry Cuellar has admitted that his party is lying about the separation of children from their parents. Cuellar says that the number of children in detention along the border is about the same as they were under Obama which he said the party has tried to cover up when Obama was still in office. Cuellar pointed out that 90% of children in detention crossed the border alone and that in many cases, criminals bring children that aren’t theirs, knowing that US immigration policy was much looser. US law grants the government permission to take children from non custodial adults.
Cuellar added that the number of children being held at the border right now is similar to the amount during the Obama administration.
“We still see the numbers,” he said, adding that “not all of them are being separated. Some of them are coming alone.”
“Keep in mind that under the law, you can separate a child if that person, the adult, is not the real parent or the custodian because sometimes we see situations where they’ll bring a child because they know of the policy that we have over here with children.”
Cuellar scrutinized the zero-tolerance policy for separation, suggesting criminal adult immigrants have previously taken advantage of it.
Rep Cuellar said that the Obama administration and Democrats in congress tried to hush up what was happening at the border and that many of the damning pictures taken at the detention camps were taken and released by him.