Fox correspondent parrots CBP, saying that if single adult male migrants aren't detained, "we are literally at risk of losing sovereignty"

Fox correspondent parrots CBP, saying that if single adult male migrants aren't detained, "we are literally at risk of losing sovereignty"

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From the July 10 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

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AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)] said we shouldn't be using detention for people who have not harmed anyone. These are folks who have come over the border illegally.

GRIFF JENKINS (GUEST CO-HOST): Yes.

EARHARDT: And we detain them because we're trying to figure out who they are and why they want to come in, if they're seeking asylum. And we are just following -- those immigration -- the border agents are there to follow the law.

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Well she sounds a lot like the people who are running for president on the Democratic side. Because remember, we saw all those hands go up, who's for decriminalizing illegal border crossings. And I think everybody -- almost everybody put their hand up.

EARHARDT: And giving insurance. They all said yes, we want to give free insurance for them.

JENKINS: Well what's stunning Steve, to your point, we're seeking some clarification. I've got the number, from what I have been tracking, at about 891,000 total enforcement actions this year. We'll see if they'll confirm that, that number is not out yet, but that will tell us that we are definitely heading for 1 million. And so if you get rid of CBP, who is going to deal with it? The CBP officials say, by the way, once it's single adult males being released just into the country's fabric, we are literally at risk of losing sovereignty.

Previously

Fox personalities in the news and opinion divisions fearmonger that asylum-seekers could “fundamentally change the sovereignty of our country”

Fox News has repeatedly blamed dangerous conditions at the border and in detention facilities on Democrats instead of on Trump’s policies

Fox's Brian Kilmeade likens overcrowded border detention facilities to a house party with 100 people

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Griff Jenkins
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