‘Caring for Migrant Children’: NBC Touts Dems Ahead of Debate

Nicholas Fondacaro | June 26, 2019
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Wednesday was the night, the first 2020 Democratic primary debate and NBC Nightly News spent part of their airtime touting the candidates who traveled to migrant detention centers to campaign against President Trump.

With the on-screen headline reading “caring for migrant children”, anchor Lester Holt noted that “some of the Democratic candidates spent the hours leading up to tonight's debate visiting a center here in Florida, where over 13,000 migrant children have been placed since March of last year, as outrage grows about conditions inside these facilities.”

Correspondent Jacob Soboroff began his report by calling attention to “the country's largest facility for unaccompanied migrant children” just south of the debate location. Suggesting the conditions were “prison-like”, he touted that “the for-profit privately run shelter becoming a must visit for 2020 hopefuls.

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