Secretary Nielsen to Fox & Friends on death of 7-year-old in DHS custody: "This family chose to cross illegally"

Secretary Nielsen to Fox & Friends on death of 7-year-old in DHS custody: "This family chose to cross illegally"

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From the December 14 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): What do you know about this little girl, this seven-year-old migrant girl that was taken into Border Patrol custody and then died of dehydration and exhaustion? 

KIRSTJEN NIELSEN (SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY): Yeah, it's heart-wrenching is what it is, and my heart goes out to the family -- all of DHS. You know, this is just a very sad example of the dangers of this journey. This family chose to cross illegally. What happened here was, they were 90 -- about 90 miles away where we could process them. They came in such a large crowd that it took our Border Patrol folks a couple times to get them all. We gave immediate care. We'll continue to look into the situation. But, again, I cannot stress how dangerous this journey is when migrants come illegally.

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