WATCH: Laura Ingraham Calls Immigration Facilities Where Kids Are Being Detained ‘Essentially Summer Camps’

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Laura Ingraham, the Fox News host of The Ingraham Angle, described the child detention centers housing immigrant children as “essentially summer camps.”

“As more illegal immigrants are rushing the border, more kids are being separated from their parents,” Ingraham said. “And temporarily housed at what are, essentially, summer camps.”

To underscore her point, Ingraham cited a news report from The San Diego Union-Tribune that compared the camps to “boarding schools.”

Here’s the complete segment:

The truth, however, is rather dire. Ingraham’s comments come amid significant backlash to the Trump administration’s family separations policy and right on the heels of the release of an audio clip obtained by ProPublica which reveals children sobbing for their parents. At one point, a Border Patrol agent jokes, “We have an orchestra here.”

Earlier in the day, Ingraham tweeted criticisms directed at “the do-gooders who complain about separating minors from migrant criminals.”

She also cited a Department of Homeland Security statistic which claims that there’s been a “300% increase in family-based immigration fraud in the last fiscal year” due to migrants seeking asylum in the United States.

Naturally, Ingraham’s statements, which blatantly fly in the face of well-documented facts, subjected her to a slew of online criticism.

https://twitter.com/AishaS/status/1008928814293020673

Ingraham’s comments mirror a much larger trend of obfuscation from President Donald Trump and his administration.

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