Trump administration defends Ice raids and says timing was ‘unfortunate’

Acting head of homeland security admits raids in Mississippi were badly timed after El Paso attacks targeting Mexicans Trump administration officials are defending last weeks mass immigration raids in Mississippi, including emotional footage of a girl pleading with authorities to let her father go. Acting Customs and Border Protection commissioner Mark Morgan acknowledged that video of the 11-year-old sobbing was emotional but says the girl was quickly reunited with her mother. He said Sunday on CNN: I understand that the girl is upset. And I get that. But her father committed a crime. Meanwhile, acting homeland security secretary Kevin McAleenan acknowledged the timing of the raids was unfortunate, coming hours before Donald Trump visited El Paso, Texas, where a man …