During her live Instagram session, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blasted the U.S. Border Patrol for "trying to cage children at the border and inject them with drugs." Both of these things have been extensively documented as happening to migrant children after being taken into custody.
But according to former Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan, who came on as a guest with Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday night, this isn't a bad thing at all. In fact, it's admirable.
"I'm trying to restrain myself with this answer, because first of all, the United States Border Patrol, they should be applauded for what she's talking about, cages," said Morgan. "In 2014, when this crisis started, they did an incredible job of scramble, throw in money and putting a facility together to actually care for them properly because their facilities were overcrowded ... and those cages? The reason they're designed that way is for the safety and security of people in there."
For all of Morgan's talk of "safety," questions have been raised in recent months following the deaths of two Guatemalan children in Border Patrol custody.
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