Border Protection said the 10-year-old girl and her brother are now in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement and that officials are working with the Department of Justice to reunite the mother with them as soon as possible.
Lewandowski, who was in charge of Donald Trump's presidential campaign from January 2015 to June 2016, made the disparaging comment on "The Story With Martha MacCallum" Tuesday evening.
Fellow panelist Zac Petkanas, a former adviser on the Democratic National Committee, then became enraged, shouting as the interview descended into cross-talk.
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On Wednesday, after a social media backlash about the incident, Lewandowski took to Twitter to explain himself.
Petkana was referencing a story, told by Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray, about a young girl who was separated from her mother after crossing the U.S. -Mexico border. We are a country with borders.
As the Trump administration's controversial "zero tolerance" immigration policy continues, almost 2,300 children have been separated from their parents in the last two months. The little girl was sent to a detention facility in McAllen, Texas, while her mother was taken to a detention center in Brownsville, an hour away.
Mexican officials at a consulate in South Texas were trying to have the girl released and reunited with her father, a legal resident of the United States, Videgaray said. "We owe an apology to Jamiel Shaw and Brian Terry and Kate Steinle's family who have allowed those individuals to be killed by illegal aliens", Lewandowski said on Fox.
Former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was also stunned, suggesting Lewandowski should not be afforded one more minute of airtime.