The following are quotes from the links that Ms. Emmons provided. Go-map-dah. Is it fact or fiction? The world that we live in feels more like a bad fiction written by a monkey separated from his cloth mommy. Be not afraid. See the fierceness in Harlow’s terrified monkeys.

Nielsen appeared at the White House press briefing on Monday, falsely blaming Democrats for the current crisis and arguing that the impetus is on Congress to pass a law to close legal loopholes.

N: What has changed is that we no longer exempt entire classes of people who break the law.

N: We are trying to protect the children, which is why I’m asking Congress to act.

N: The children are not being used as a pawn.

N: We are a country of compassion. We are a country of heart

N: We must fix the system so that those who truly need asylum can in fact receive it.[LOL. Such hypocrisy.]

As many fact-checkers have found, there is no such law requiring children to be separated from their parents if they illegally cross the border. And Republicans control Congress, not Democrats.

When asked if the stringent policy was being enforced to send a message of deterrence for others who may consider trying to cross the border illegally, Nielsen said she found such a suggestion “offensive.”

Quotes from Reuter’s news:

Trump: I don’t want children taken away from parents. When you prosecute the parents for coming in illegally, which should happen, you have to take the children away.

Trump: Democrat loves open borders. Let the whole world come in. Let the whole world, MS-13 and gang members from all over the place.

Trump: We want a country with heart. But, when people come up they have to know they can’t get in, otherwise it is never going to stop.

[If this isn’t a strong message of deterrence from the President, then who’s right? Neilson? Trump? Are all these children members of MS-13 or other gangs? How many false positives must we throw out to throw out the truly bad hombres? Besides, these children are los niños and las niñas, not bad hombres. Please get it straight.]

Nielsen had previously defended the policy in a series of tweets on Sunday night; earlier in the weekend, her agency said it had separated nearly 2,000 children from adults over the course of six weeks at the U.S. Southern border.

More quotes from Reuter’s news:

[Audio of child crying for his daddy]

Child: Ah, papa!!

Consular worker: [in Spanish] I’m going to take you to speak to the person from your consulate, ok?

Press: Are you guys comfortable with the sights and the sounds of this? The sounds of children crying?

WH spokesperson: You know what is very inappropriate is to watch American members who have lost their children because of the [pause] MS-13 gang members

Trump: You’ll have killings and murders …. They are helping these smugglers and these traffickers like no body would believe. They know it. They know exactly what they are doing. And it should be stopped.

Sen. Cummings: We should be able to agree that we will not keep kids in child internment camps indefinitely.

The government says more than 10,000 children are in shelters run by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. The office is part of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Until a sponsor is found, ORR relies on a network of 100 shelters in 14 states to house the children.

Some clergy and civic groups agree. The American Civil Liberties Union has called on DHS to reverse its plan to adopt the new information-sharing rules and to do what the group says “is truly in the best interest of children.”