As Twitchy reported earlier this week, around 680 illegal aliens were detained following workplace raids across Mississippi, and Fox News’ Shepard Smith was not at all happy to report that news. It should come as a surprise to no one that when an adult is detained, his or her kids aren’t sent to the prison cell with mom or dad but taken into protective custody.

Rep. Ilhan Omar went so far as to allege that ICE was not only “orphaning” these children; it was targeting Hispanics just days after a white supremacist had targeted Hispanics in a mass shooting in El Paso.

The separated children have received plenty of press coverage; well, more accurately, one little 12-year-old girl in a pink shirt has received plenty of press coverage — she seems to be in every press photo and video clip. And she’s also in the photo MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell shared, asking if Trump voters felt anything because their votes had caused these children to suffer.

The kid in the red shirt does seem to be enjoying his pizza.

We were sincerely wondering: Are reporters really supposed to be putting the children of illegals on national TV and interviewing them if their parents are in custody and unable to give consent? Because they certainly weren’t shy about it.

Yeah, but the media sure did use that 24 hours to exploit these kids.

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