Democrat Gillibrand Says She Would Not Detain ANY Illegal Aliens Amid Reports That 30% of Border Crossing ‘Families’ Are Not Related
Democratic senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand has announced that she would not detain any illegal aliens that cross our southern border.
Her promise comes amid reports that DNA testing at the border has found 30% of migrants with children were not actually related to their custodians and were being used as props to aid in their asylum cases. It is unclear where the children are coming from or how the majority of these people are obtaining them.
Speaking to Margaret Brennan on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Gillibrand said that “as president of the United States, I wouldn’t use the detention system at all.”
“They don’t need to be incarcerated,” Gillibrand added. “If they are given a lawyer and given a process, they will follow it. They can go into the community in the way we used to handle these cases under the Department of Justice.”
“As president of the United States, I wouldn’t use the detention system at all. In fact what I would actually do is fund the border security measures that are anti-terrorism, anti-human trafficking, anti-drug trafficking and anti-gun trafficking.”
.@SenGillibrand on how she’d handle the thousands of migrants crossing the border: “As POTUS, I wouldn't use the detention system…They don't need to be incarcerated…They can go into the community the way we used to handle these cases under DOJ.” pic.twitter.com/5spWUpFK4K
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) May 19, 2019
Her comments come after shocking headlines announcing that 30% of people tested by ICE are not related to the children they are dragging across the border. Officials have said that these aren’t cases of adoptive or step parents, but people completely misrepresenting their relationships as asylum is easier to obtain for people with children.
‘Those were not the case. In these cases, they are misrepresented as family members,’ the official said.