(National Sentinel)Â Owning Up: For weeks far-Left cranks and anarchists have been melting down and acting up over the Trump administration’s border enforcement policy of separating some migrant children from their parents or other adults accompanying them when caught illegally crossing the border.
For just as long we, along with other independent media, have been noting that what’s taking place now at the U.S. southwest borderÂ is no different than what happened under President Obama.
Now, his former Homeland Security secretary, Jeh Johnson,Â confirmed thatÂ in a Sunday interview with Fox News‘ Chris Wallace.
As reported byÂ The Daily Caller:
Former Obama administration DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson â€œfreely admittedâ€ to Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday morning that his department â€œexpanded family detentionâ€ as well as detained some children alone, but added that he believed the decision â€œwas necessary at the time.â€
AfterÂ showing picturesÂ of detained children from 2014, Wallace noted that â€œin some cases, you separated children from their parentsâ€ before asking, â€œDid you handle it so well?â€Â
â€œWithout a doubt the images, and the reality, from 2014, just like 2018, are not pretty,â€ Johnson said. â€œAnd so we expanded family detention. We had then 34,000 beds for family detention. Only 95 of 34,000 equipped to deal with families. And so we expanded it. I freely admit it was controversial. We believed it was necessary at the time. I still believe it is necessary to remain a certain capability for families.â€
Johnson then repeated a contention he hasÂ repeated before, that we â€œcanâ€™t have catch and release.â€
â€œWe canâ€™t have catch and release,â€ said Johnson. â€œAnd in my 3 years, we deported or repatriated or returned over a million people.â€
â€œWe did not want to go so far as to separate families, but unless we deal with the underlying causes that are motivating people in the first place we are going to continue to bang our heads against the wall on this issue,â€ he said.
While Johnson’s honesty is a breath of fresh air, it’s disgusting that his former boss and other Democrats have been completely silent on this issue, even as the country teeters on the brink of tearing itself apart over aÂ fabricated ‘crisis.’
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