President Trump takes a lot of flak from Democrats who blame him for the detention of illegal immigrants.
However, the alleged ‘cages’ that Democrats blame Trump for did not begin when he took office, according to President Obama’s former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson.
Johnson, who served as Secretary of Homeland Security from 2013 to 2017 under then-President Obama stated recently during an interview at the Aspen Institute that “[c]hain link barriers, partitions, fences, cages, whatever you want to call them, were not invented on January 20, 2017, okay?”
“But during that 72-hour period, when you have something that is a multiple — like four times — of what you’re accustomed to in the existing infrastructure, you’ve got to find places quickly to put kids,” Johnson continued. “You can’t just dump 7-year-old kids on the streets of McAllen or El Paso.”
“And so these facilities were erected … they put those chain link partitions up so you could segregate young women from young men, kids from adults, until they were either released or transferred to HHS,” Johnson said.