Trump tweeted "Democrats mistakenly tweet 2014 pictures from Obama's term showing children from the Border in steel cages". The photo was used in an Arizona Republic article which described the migrants as "children in cages". "They thought it was recent pictures in order to make us look bad, but backfires", he posted on Twitter. This kind of nonsense and talking around the subject is par for the course for people like Santorum, but when it comes to forcibly separating over a thousand children from their parents, and physically losing them-this kind of rhetoric should simply not be tolerated.
Some of the photos began surfacing this week on Twitter, with a handful of liberal activists claiming that the children in the images were being detained by the Trump administration.
However, former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau, who pulled down his tweet linking the pictures to Trump still took a slam at the current administration with his correction.
Other liberal activists also linked to the Arizona Republic story using the hashtag "WhereAreOurChildren", which grew out of testimony in April by a federal official that the United States government had lost track of almost 1500 unaccompanied minor children it placed with adult sponsors in the US. That policy, embraced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, would enforce criminal charges against people crossing the border illegally with few or no previous offences. "If you're smuggling a child, then we're going to prosecute you, and that child will be separated from you, probably, as required by law". One particularly disturbing image showed two children sleeping on mattresses on the floor inside what appeared to be a cage.
Trump still sees Jun 12 Singapore summit with Kim
Trump rattled the region on Thursday by cancelling his June 12 meeting with Kim, citing "open hostility" from Pyongyang. Mr Moon said North Korea and the United States will soon start working-level talks to prepare for the Kim-Trump summit.
Under the terms of the 1997 Flores settlement agreement, reached in connection with a suit against the federal government, migrant children can not be held in jail. "Today, in 2018, the government is CREATING unaccompanied minors by tearing them away from family at the border".
Both Favreau and Muñoz argued that the Trump administration's policy of separating families at the border is different from the Obama administration's handling of unaccompanied children.
Until recently, families suspected of entering the USA illegally were permitted to stay together until the case was completed, Time reports.
"The loopholes that they fight so hard to protect are the source" of the controversy, said Stephen Miller, the president's top adviser on immigration policy, referring to Democrats.