At 12:45 a.m. today, journalist and illegal immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas shared this photo and tweeted, “This is what happens when a government believes people are ‘illegal.’ Kids in cages.”

His tweet has been liked and shared thousands of times:

Roughly 9 hours later, Vargas then decided to question if the photo was authentic or not. This tweet has been retweeted only a dozen times:

It’s journalism in reverse!

As for the child in a cage, we haven’t seen immigrants treated this way — if it is, indeed, an immigrant held in U.S. custody since … Barack Obama was president:

Now, we have no idea if it’s a current image or not and it’s not showing up in Google’s reverse image database. But what it is, at worst, is an image showing that the Trump administration and the Obama administration are remarkably similar in the treatment of minors. We’ll see what the story is if/when someone finds the source of the image.

Screenshot for posterity if Vargas deletes it:

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