Tucker Carlson claims parents are “refusing to reunite” with their children after being separated at the border

Carlson: “The vast majority of the parents of these children have been located by federal authorities, and they’re refusing to reunite with their children”

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Citation From the October 23, 2020, edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): At one point, Joe Biden told us that hundreds of these children brought here by coyotes, possibly dragged, have been separated permanently from their parents by the Trump administration, which hates families. 545 children to be exact. 

Now, if you believe that was true, you'd be upset about it, so you'll be happy to know it's not true. It's not even close to true. The vast majority of the parents of these children have been located by federal authorities, and they're refusing to reunite with their children. A DHS spokesperson says that in one lawsuit currently pending, the plaintiffs have been able to contact, quote, "the parents of 485 children separated at the border," and yet, quote, "They have yet to identify a single family that wants their child reunited with them in their country of origin." Oh, so it's more complicated than Joe Biden told us.

In many cases, the parents in question are not in the United States. They're still back home at their country of origin, usually in Central America. In some cases, never even tried to come to the United States. Instead, they set their children up with someone else, a coyote possibly, to bring them here. 

Now, you can say what you want about the choice to do that, but the evidence is clear. All the people howling about children in cages and family separations have no idea what they're talking about, or don't care. And, of course, they have no answers to the problems they claim are plaguing their consciousness. Their solution is to let anyone with a child gain immediate access to this country. What would that do? Well, we would be flooded by millions of new people instantly, but it would, needless to say, encourage more human smuggling, a huge amount of human smuggling, which is odd since everyone pretends to be against human smuggling, but apparently not everyone is.