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CNN’s Camerota Fact-Checks Rick Santorum in Clash Over Family Separation: It’s a ‘Human Crisis!’

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota locked horns with Republican former Senator Rick Santorum on Tuesday while fact-checking his remarks about President Trump‘s border policy and its impact on migrant families.

The conversation gravitated around the Trump Administration’s reluctance to say how many migrant children remain in border detention centers, and whether there’s any real plan to reunite them with their families. As Santorum insisted that the migrant kids are being well looked after, Camerota countered that some of them have been transported across state lines for foster care, and there doesn’t seem to be a process to keep track of detained family members.

As the two continued to debate the subject, Camerota eventually challenged Santorum by asking “do you know of a process whereby the parents will ever see their children again?”

“The answer to that question is some parents will and some won’t,” Santorum answered, “because some parents have been deported.”

Camerota continued to fact-check Santorum after he insisted Trump’s policy didn’t take children away from families who sought asylum through the proper immigration channels.

“They did it to everyone. This was a zero-tolerance policy,” she said. “Everybody would be separated from their children. That’s zero tolerance. It was supposed to be a deterrent, and it has blown up into this human crisis.”

“There’s no doubt that it’s blown up to a human crisis,” Santorum agreed before he cited the dangers Central Americans face as they journey to America and attempt to illegally cross the border as the unreported crisis. He then disagreed with the idea that “putting these children in detention is the worst thing that’s happened to them.”

Camerota noted his point while saying that it reflects the desperate situation migrant families are dealing with.

Watch above, via CNN.

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