To a select few in the media, Congress, and the advocacy community, I'd like to start with a message for you. This department will no longer stand by and watch you attack law enforcement for enforcing the laws passed by Congress. We will not apologize.>>
>> It is important to note that these minors are very well taken care of. Don't believe the press, they are very well taken care of. You know this, as many of you have detention facilities of your own. We operate according to some of the highest standards in the country.
We do not have the luxury of pretending that all individuals coming to this country as a family unit are in fact a family. We cannot detain children with their parents. So we must either release both the parents and the children, this is the historic get out of jail free practice of the previous administration, or the adult and the minor will be separated as a result of prosecuting the adult.