Three children were released at Chicago O’Hare airport after being detained by feds for more than 12 hours.
Supporters of the family gathered at the airport, fearing border officials were using the children as bait to lure their undocumented parents.
Customs and Border Protection issued a statement saying that three children arrived at O’Hare accompanied by a Mexican citizen who was deemed “inadmissible.”
There are false reports circulating that CBP is detaining 3 US citizen children at O’Hare. The children arrived with a Mexican citizen that was deemed inadmissible. By law, they could only be released to a parent/legal guardian. Their mother has picked them up without incident.
— CBP (@CBP) July 18, 2019
Democratic Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky flew to the airport to see what was going on and said the government should not “kidnap” children.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky flew from DC and came to find out what’s going on.
She says he government shouldn’t “kidnap” children. pic.twitter.com/hQmC32cooh
— Maria Ines Zamudio (@mizamudio) July 18, 2019
Democratic officials called a situation in which U.S. Customs and Border Protection prevented three minors from roaming Chicago unaccompanied “kidnapping” and “troubling,” despite a law requiring the agency do so.
An “adult female” was traveling with three children, ages 9, 10 and 13, Thursday from Mexico to Chicago. The female was deemed “inadmissible” by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers, CBP told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
The children were held at the Chicago O’Hare airport for more than 12 hours until a guardian picked them up. The adult female is the children’s cousin, WBEZ reported. The cousin and children’s names were not reported, and neither was the cousin’s age.
“CBP was doing everything in their power to unite these children and their parents instead of turning them over to Child Protective Services,” a CBP spokesperson told the DCNF. More
This is maddening that the Democrats lie and try to create a completely false narrative. This could have endangered the agents. And what’s more infuriating is that CBP was exercising extraordinary care to comply with the law.
I believe this whole thing was staged in an attempt to make CBP look bad.
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