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The recent deaths of migrant children in the custody of the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies were tragic and regrettable. But a Democratic lawmaker, with the apparent help of CBS Evening News, claimed that the deaths were part of an intentional plot by the Trump administration which was being carried out by the Border Patrol and other agencies.
In the midst of a report on a sixth child’s death, this one in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, CBS correspondent Omar Villafranca highlighted the radical accusation made by Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL):
VILLAFRANCA: Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan was grilled by House Democrats on Capitol Hill today. There was this tense exchange with Illinois Democrat Lauren Underwood on conditions at migrant facilities.
REP. LAUREN UNDERWOOD: People keep dying, and so this is obviously more than a question of resources. At this point with five kids that have died, 5,000 separated from their families, I feel like and the evidence is really clear that this is intentional. It's intentional. It's a policy choice being made on purpose by this administration and it's cruel and inhumane.