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U.S. Border Patrol asks people not to call cages kids are kept in ‘cages’

The government says it's accurate, but to not say it.

 

David Covucci

IRL

Published Jun 18, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 1:17 pm CDT

Over the weekend, the immigration argument exploded, with numerous stories on President Donald Trump‘s detention policies for children who are brought into this country by their parents.

The reporting focused on the children who were separated from their parents at the border, and all referred to how children being detained by the U.S. government were kept in “cages.”

Today, the U.S. Border Patrol asked reporters to not use the phrase “cages.” However, it also said that the use of the phrase “cages” is “not inaccurate.”

So, the U.S. is keeping humans in cages, but please don’t say that out loud because it makes the U.S. government “uncomfortable.” Got it?

H/T Splinter

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*First Published: Jun 18, 2018, 11:17 am CDT