DHS Secretary slams the press for their misreporting on separating children [UPDATED]

DHS Secretary Kristjen Nielsen jumped on Twitter yesterday to fight back against the misreporting of the media with regard to separating children from families at the border, telling them that it must stop:

UPDATE: This is part of what Nielson is talking about:

It’s become ridiculous.

#EndUpdate



As Rich Lowry pointed out a few weeks ago:

Separation happens only if officials find that the adult is falsely claiming to be the child’s parent, or is a threat to the child, or is put into criminal proceedings.

If you cross into the country illegally, you are put into criminal proceedings and by law children must be separated at that point, until the proceeding is over.

But according to Secretary Nielson (and Rich Lowry), if you are seeking asylum at the border without crossing illegally, there is no separation unless it’s determined the child is in danger or the person bringing the child across the border isn’t a family member.

This morning Trump add his own two cents by tweeting this a few minutes ago:

UPDATE 2: Trump just added these tweets to the mix:



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