White House aide Stephen Miller insisted on Sunday that migrant children who have been imprisoned by the Trump administration have “psychological damage” that occurred before they were incarcerated.
In an interview on Fox News, correspondent John Roberts spoke to Miller about the detention policy that allows family separations.
Roberts observed that some migrants could be detained for “years” because of the backlog in the immigration system.
Miller disagreed, insisting that migrants could be processed in 40 to 60 days in most cases.
“These housing facilities are extremely carefully appointed to make sure the rights of migrants are protected,” Miller said. “And everything you’ve heard in the media about this is totally 100% false.”
“There is a big issue about holding children longterm,” Roberts interrupted. “The psychological impact.”
“The psychological damage is being smuggled!” Miller shouted back. “The psychological damage is being trafficked. The psychological damage is putting children in the hands of these criminal organizations.”
“Our president has had the courage to stand up to those criminal organizations,” he added, “and the Democrats who are aiding and abetting their business model.”
According to the White House aide, “Ending catch and release is the sole humane course of action.”
Miller also contended that birthright citizenship is not “enshrined” in the 14th Amendment.
“Most Americans think it’s crazy that you can come across the border in your ninth month of pregnancy,” he opined. “Many legal scholars believe that [the amendment] doesn’t apply if you are here on a temporary basis or here illegally.”
In fact, most respected legal scholars say that Constitution does not make any exceptions for birthright citizenship.
Watch the video below from Fox News.
Trump discourages black college students from becoming astronauts in bizarre anti-science rant
President Donald Trump went off-script and attacked astronauts as a career choice at an event for Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs).
The president made the anti-science rant while congratulating his administrations work with HBCUs.
"To give just a few examples, NASA is expanding outreach to HBCUs who want to become scientists, engineers and even astronauts," Trump said.
"I don't know about the astronaut," he added, breaking from prepared remarks. "I don't want to be an astronaut."
Trump then polled the audience: "Does anybody want to be an astronaut? I see one. There's one brave person."
‘Whiteness is a helluva drug’: NFL team hammered for giving black kid lawnmower instead of scholarship
An NFL team came under fire over the weekend after it gave an African-American child a lawnmower to help him save for college.
In a video post to Twitter over the weekend, the Carolina Panthers explained that 12-year-old Jaylin Clyburn is spending his summers mowing lawns to save for college.
"We needed his expertise so we brought him to Charlotte," the video says while Clyburn is seen pushing his lawnmore outside the team's footbal stadium.
A team official tells Clyburn that Lowe's has donated a new lawnmower on behalf of the Panthers.
Before the video ends, the 12-year-old is made "an official member" of the team's grounds crew.
‘Delete the channel’: YouTube star faces takedown campaign after wearing blackface to become ‘ghetto girl’
A family of YouTube stars are facing a campaign to have their videos removed from the platform after one woman wore blackface and acted "ghetto."
In a video posted last week, Bianca Prince explains that she is playing a "prank" on her husband by wearing a blackface disguise.
"I am about to look like a literally different person," she says in the video. "I'm about to be a ghetto girl. I've got to learn how to talk."
"I already look different," Prince says as her makeup artist applies a dark liquid to her face.
Twitter users mounted a campaign to have the Prince family removed from YouTube for violating its standards on hate speech.