Elizabeth Warren Falsely Claims She Saw 'Cages of Babies' at Border
2020 Democrat makes blatantly false claim during 2nd Dem Debate
During the latest Democrat Debate on CNN Tuesday night, 2020 candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) made a blatantly false claim that she saw "cages of babies" while she was visiting the US Southern Border.
Warren was asked about her stance regarding decriminalizing illegal border crossings during the presidential primary debate, which led her to recall her visit to the United States-Mexico border.
Senator Warren claimed that during this visit, she witnessed “cages of babies” held in detention at the southern border with her own eyes.
“What we can’t do is not live our values,” Warren said while advocating for decriminalizing illegal immigration into the U.S.
“I’ve been down to the border, I have seen the mothers, I have seen the cages of babies.
"We must be a country that every day lives our values.
"And that means we cannot make it a crime when somebody comes here.”
The rise is leaving federal immigration officials with increasingly less space to detain and hold migrants.
Last year, the Trump administration enforced its zero-tolerance policy to stop the flow of illegal adult border crossers from arriving at the country with minor children.
The separation of adult border crossers from the children they arrive with, though, has occurred since before 2001, court records have shown.
The Obama administration used the same detention centers that are currently being used.
To date, Warren has yet to provide photos that show babies being held in cages together.
Elizabeth Warren went right to child separation when asked about decriminalizing illegal border crossings. “The point is not about criminalization,” she said.— POLITICO (@politico) July 31, 2019
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Detaining child border crossers was a policy during the Obama administration.
Breitbart reported on the conditions in which unaccompanied minors were being packed into crowded cells and holding facilities during the Obama-era.
As Breitbart noted, Health and Human Services (HHS) centers where unaccompanied minors are often sent feature comfortable living conditions.