Border Patrol: ‘Cages’ isn’t inaccurate, but we’re ‘uncomfortable’ with word

By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links

CBS News’ Gayle King reports that the United States Border Patrol is “uncomfortable” with the word “cages” being used to describe how people are being held at processing facilities — but it’s not actually inaccurate:

  • King was sent to McAllen, Texas, to report from one of the so called immigrant processing centers.
  • After using the word “cages” on air in a live report for “CBS This Morning,” King returned to air saying that CBS had heard from the Border Patrol.
  • The Border Patrol took issue with the use of the word, though it also acknowledged the word is not inaccurate.
  • “They said it’s not inaccurate but they’re ‘very uncomfortable’ with using the word cages. They said they may be cages but they’re not being treated like animals,” reported King.
  • “I know a lot of people looking at that don’t entirely see the distinction,” noted King.