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Border Protection Chief: 'These Are Not Dangerous Individuals'

6:25 PM, Jul 6, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Border protection chief Gil Kerlikowske, whose official title is commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, says the influx of illegal immigrants on the Southern boarder need not be feared. "These are family members. These are not gang members. These are not dangerous individuals," said Kerlikowske.

He made the comments on ABC:

As the ABC reporter said, "But in an exclusive interview with ABC News This Week, his first since the crisis began, Customs and Border Protection commissioner Gil Kerlikowske said these immigrants should not be feared."

"These are family members. These are not gang members. These are not dangerous individuals," said Kerlikowske.

"Kerlikowske says the young immigrants and mothers from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras often run towards his agents--wanting to be detained," said the ABC reporter.

The Customs and Border Protection commissioner praised his employees. "These agents have gone well beyond the call of duty taking care of these kids, treating them with true compassion, with true heartfelt sympathy."

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