Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen explained Tuesday how human smugglers are operating “child recycling rings” to thwart United States Customs and Border Protection.
During her appearance on Fox News’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Nielsen spoke about the escalating border crisis that is presenting new problems and demanding a variety of defensive measures.
The DHS secretary claimed that human “smugglers are more active than ever before” at our southern border and they have come up with a new tactic to promote illegal immigration.
“We’ve broken up child recycling rings — if you can believe it — in the last couple of months, which is where smugglers pick up a child, they give it to adults to present themselves as a family once they get over — because, as you know, we can only hold families for 20 days — they send the child back and bring the child back with another family. Another fake family” she explained.
She also stated that President Trump “will take ever action within his authority to stop this flow.” Nielsen has previously discussed the child recycling rings in a report for the Daily Caller back in March.
The DHS secretary described the majority of the illegals that are claiming asylum at the border as “economic refugees” as she reminded viewers that crossing the United States border illegally “is a crime.”
Nielsen stated that the Trump administration is considering remedies like closing the southern border and revoking birthright citizenship: “All of this is on the table,” she told Fox.
The secretary also criticized “a lot of court decisions” that she claims do not fully comprehend the border crisis, which she said, “In my opinion, right now, this is one of, if not the biggest, crisis this country has faced in a decade.”