On Fox, former Border Patrol chief says they don't use "cages," just "chain link fence" for "safety and security"

On Fox, former Border Patrol chief says they don't use "cages," just "chain link fence" for "safety and security"

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From the March 7 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): They asked [Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen], are children put in cages? What's your response to that -- that were built during the Obama administration? 

MARK MORGAN (FORMER BORDER PATROL CHIEF): Right, and that's a great -- it's totally a false narrative, it's a talking point for the Democrats. They're not cages. They're actually really nice facilities. And there are chain link fence within the facilities, but it's designed so the border patrol agents working there can provide safety and security for the people that are there. And, remember, they're only there for max 72 hours before they've got to be released. 

Previously

Fox's Stuart Varney complains that media are covering "children in cages" rather than "the good news on the economy"

Steve Doocy quibbles with term "cages" to describe immigrant detention facilities: "They built walls out of chain link fences"

On Fox News, a doctor dismisses health effect of keeping children separated from parents "in cages or in windowless rooms"

Laura Ingraham calls child detention centers “essentially summer camps”

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Immigration, Border Security
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Fox News Channel
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FOX & Friends
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