On Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen gave an education to a Democrat Senator on following the law during a congressional hearing on illegal immigration.
Sen. Patty Murray (WA) asked Nielsen if her department is considering methods other than detention to handle immigrants that illegally enter the United States.
"I just want to say again, if you cross in between the ports of entry…" Nielsen began to explain.
Before the official could finish the thought, Murray cut Nielsen off and suggested that her opposition to illegal immigration was politically motivated.
"I know what your philosophy is," Murray said.
"It’s not a philosophy, it’s a law Congress passed," Nielsen shot back. "So those people need to come to the ports if they want to seek asylum."