There were reports out of Chicago earlier today that Customs and Border Patrol had detained three children who are U.S. citizens, which brought protesters to the airport and outrage on Twitter.

So, “reportedly,” Border Patrol agents were keeping American children hostage to bring their illegal parents out of hiding. CBP says otherwise:

So they were kept at the airport until their mom came and picked them up? So it wasn’t a tactic used by fascist dictators?

No, seriously:

“Thanks for signal boosting.” Hey, whatever she could do to help.

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