Graham said he is willing to buy the people who are detained beds, but he is not willing to let them go.
Speaking with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures on Sunday, Senator Lindsey Graham spoke of what he saw at detention centers during his recent visit there. Graham said, “Fifty-two thousand people have been released into the interior of the United States from this one Border Patrol area alone. What did I see? A system about to break.” He added, "What I saw is a bunch of people who have been here before, broke the law before, and we're not going to let them go. I don't care if they have to stay in these facilities for 400 days.”
Graham then launched into a detailed recollection of what he had seen:
I saw a system completely overwhelmed for no good reason. Our laws are set up such that if you can bring a small child to America coming from Central America, we can only hold a child for 20 days. Then we let the entire family go because we don't want to separate families. We can't process a case in 20 days.
What did I see? Fifty-two thousand people have been released into the interior of the United States from this one Border Patrol area alone. What did I see? A system about to break. I saw brave men and women who are doing an incredible job under difficult circumstances.