“There is a surge of journalists at the Southwest border, all seeking insight on immigration and the “family separation crisis,” this according to CNN analyst Brian Stelter, who blamed it all on “President Trump’s lies about the policy” for the interest.
Trouble is, the news coverage is flawed, and even members of Congress are to blame, according to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who has been trying to wrangle a hostile media for the last 48 hours — an effort which included an appearance before the White House press corps.
“This misreporting by Members, press & advocacy groups must stop. It is irresponsible and unproductive. As I have said many times before, if you are seeking asylum for your family, there is no reason to break the law and illegally cross between ports of entry,” Ms. Nielsen tweeted Sunday, later adding “Border security and immigration enforcement are complex topics. They cannot be reduced to media soundbites.”