Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) spoke recently about the children being detained at the U.S.-Mexico border. Cole stated that if people decide to cross illegally then they are running the risk of losing their children.
“I certainly think we shouldn’t be separating young children from their parents, but, frankly in this case, if you want asylum you can go to any embassy in any country and seek it, and we’ll adjudicate it there,” Cole said. “You can come to a port of entry, and it’ll be dealt with there and, again, you wouldn’t be separated from your children. If you cross the border illegally, you run that risk.”