‘Where Is The Outcry For…’: Trump Pushes Back Against Liberal Narrative On Border Situation

President Trump is hitting back after a weekend of mainstream media outlets extensively covering the ongoing situation of families being separated along the southern border.

As many outlets have reported, adults crossing into the country illegally were arrested and were separated from accompanying children. These children were then put into the care of the Health and Human Services Department. Associated Press originally reported that 2,000 children were detained between mid-April and the end of May.

The Trump administration has tried to combat the narrative by saying they are simply enforcing the immigration laws currently on the books, which have been in place for a decade.

On Sunday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen took to social media to directly confront the narrative of the Trump administration intentionally separating children.

“This misreporting by Members, press & advocacy groups must stop,” Nielsen said. “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,” she added. And, “We do not have a policy of separating families at the border. Period “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,” the secretary concluded.

The president took to social media to seemingly change the narrative.

“Why don’t the Democrats give us the votes to fix the world’s worst immigration laws?” Trump asked in a tweet. “Where is the outcry for the killings and crime being caused by gangs and thugs, including MS-13, coming into our country illegally?”

Trump then offered a European example highlighting the importance of strict immigration enforcement.

“The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition. Crime in Germany is way up. Big mistake made all over Europe in allowing millions of people in who have so strongly and violently changed their culture!”

“We don’t want what is happening with immigration in Europe to happen with us!” Trump concluded.

As NBC News reports, Trump has previously blamed Democrats over the issue and Republicans have continued to be torn on how to confront the issue of these children being detained.

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway previously said “nobody likes” the ongoing separation situation, but similarly said Democrats need to help in producing a legislative solution.

Per the report:

“Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that ‘nobody likes’ the separation of migrant children from their parents at the nation’s southern border but took issue with the idea that the Trump administration is using the children to force Democrats to the table on border security. ‘As a mother, as a Catholic, as somebody who has a conscience … I will tell you that nobody likes this policy,’ Conway said on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ Sunday,” one of us wrote yesterday.

“But Conway also repeated President Donald Trump’s assertion that the burden is on Democrats to end the separations — while also rejecting the idea that the White House is using the public outcry over the separations as a way to exert leverage over Democrats resistant to Trump’s most stringent proposed overhauls to the immigration system.”

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