Brian Kilmeade says "this is a flat-out invasion" as Fox & Friends discusses the fifth child to die after being taken into custody at the border
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From the May 22 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): And also on the wall note, big story in Drudge today -- we've only built a mile and a half.
AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Really?
STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Shocking.
KILMEADE: A mile and a half of wall but, yet, we even allocated to build at least 100 miles of wall. But for some reason they just can't seem to get it done. Unbelievable.
EARHARDT: Well, a lot of conservatives say that it needs to be done. If you look at what's happening down there, they have had to stop taking in migrants, stop processing them in the Rio Grande Valley where we've all been in McAllen, Texas, because of all the illnesses. Especially the flu.
DOOCY: That's right. On Monday, a 16-year-old unaccompanied migrant who had crossed into the United States at Hidalgo, Texas, with 70 other people. The 16-year-old, when he was being processed, they realized that the guy's got a fever, it's like flu-like symptoms. So he went to a nurse practitioner, she diagnosed him with the flu, prescribed him Tamiflu. The next day he died. And so what they've done is because they are seeing so many flu-like systems, high fevers, they're treating them, they're shutting down that particular facility to new detainees.
KILMEADE: And by the way, that means, let me see, 2,300 a day have nowhere to go. Where are they going to end up? Well they're just streaming across. This is a flat-out invasion.
EARHARDT: It's so sad when you see all these individuals die, especially the little children. This 16-year-old was unaccompanied. And Kevin McAleenan who is the acting Homeland Security secretary that Brian was down there on the border with -- he said in March, he said even in March we were seeing seriously ill migrants. Chicken pox, flu, and infants with fevers as high as 105.
KILMEADE: Well think about this Ainsley, don't they tell you in your school if your daughter has -- is sick, has a fever --
EARHARDT: You have to leave them home for 24 hours.
DOOCY: Don't leave the country.
KILMEADE: Leave them home. Now can you imagine 8,300 people, we have no idea who's vaccinated and who's not, sitting in the same area in situations that are makeshift at best. How can they not have some situation that is dire and contagious?
DOOCY: Five migrant children have died since December. All five were from the country of Guatemala. That is why Congress needs to change the rules, so that we can process this.
KILMEADE: Not hard.