NRATV correspondent: Immigration detention centers, "if anything, are too nice”

NRATV correspondent: Immigration detention centers, "if anything, are too nice”

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From the June 21 edition of NRATV's Stinchfield:

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GRANT STINCHFIELD (HOST): Just about every Democratic leader in Congress, from Congress to the Senate, all are now saying the same thing: What an outrage that the families are still being detained together. They had called foul when they said we were separating children and families to be detained. Now they’ll be kept together, still detained, still they're crying foul, the reason being is they don’t want anyone detained. They literally want people to be able to come in here, make a claim of asylum, which are really bogus claims of asylum. You’re coming from Mexico, it’s not an asylum claim. Running from a domestic dispute -- as sad as that is, and I want them to get help, that’s Mexico’s problem. Asylum claims are when you're coming from literally brutal dictatorships. You know if you’re coming -- you sneak out of North Korea and you manage to get here, you can claim asylum. Because you were carrying a Bible in North Korea and pushing the word, that’s asylum. These people are using that to sneak in here, many MS-13 gang members are using the same claim to sneak in here. Donald Trump says, let the courts figure it out. In the end they don’t want anyone detained. They want them to waltz on in to the United States of America, get their citizenship and ultimately vote for Democrats.

CHUCK HOLTON: Yeah, without a doubt. And the fact that the Obama administration was pursuing essentially the same policy when it came to separating children from their parents and the fact that, as we said yesterday, that this part of the law was actually put into place by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, that very liberal court that said you can only keep children in detention for 20 days and then they have to be moved from their parents to either, put with a relative or into a different holding facility. Again, I’ve visited those facilities. Those facilities, if anything, are too nice. Now, we've seen the pictures of the children in cages, wrapped up in foil, that was a temporary solution for just maybe a matter of hours as the children were brought into America, when they were caught after crossing illegally. And then they were moved to a place like Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where they were put up in basic training barracks on the military base. A very safe, secure environment with hot showers, probably for the first time in their lives, with three hot meals a day, with games to play and education and health screenings and things that they had never seen before in their entire lives, and then they were given free phone calls back to their homes.      

Previously:

Myths and facts: Trump's separation of families and detention of children at the U.S.-Mexico border

NRATV on separating asylum-seeking families: Maybe children are "in better hands in the hands of the federal government"

NRATV correspondent compares a black waiter to President Obama, says that job "meets his qualifications"

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