The Washington Post’s piece on so-called ‘migrant’ families separated at the border leaves much to be desired, as usual. Once again we see an article written to support narrative instead of reporting on the facts.
Color us not shocked.
Analysis: How many migrant children are still separated from their families?
Tracking the government’s ongoing efforts to reunite separated migrant children. https://t.co/6t0ASRX7TW
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 8, 2018
From the Washington Post:
The Trump administration’s decision to criminally prosecute all adults crossing the southern border led to the separation of more than 2,500 children from their parents or other adults this spring. After President Trump halted the separations on June 20, a federal judge ordered the government to reunite all children under age 5 with their families by July 12 and all older children by July 26.
The government, which did not have a reunification plan in place at the time of the judge’s order, says it has returned all children whose parents have been located and cleared through background checks. But as of Aug. 1, 572 children remain stripped from their parents or guardians and in government custody.
Huh, interesting how the piece leaves out the main reason why most of these ‘children’ aren’t reunited with the families yet. Brit Hume called them out perfectly:
I wonder if the journalists working this story are aware that the overwhelming majority of immigrant minors separated from their families arrived at the border without families. https://t.co/zMnUEFsWMa
— Brit Hume (@brithume) August 8, 2018
We’re going to guess they’re not working on that story, Brit.
That's incorrect. The Administration briefed Judiciary Cmte last month. There are 2 categories: children who show up without adults, and children separated from their families under Trump's revoked policy. Of the children separated from families, about 98% came with a parent.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 9, 2018
HA! Ted so desperately wants to push the narrative that the Trump administration hates brown people SO MUCH that it’s being unnecessarily cruel to these illegal immigrant children, but the reality is many of those minors are unaccompanied at the border.
No sir. The fact that the administration chooses to categorize them differently in no way contradicts what I said. There are far more children separated from parents who arrive that way then there are children separated at the border.
— Brit Hume (@brithume) August 9, 2018
But that doesn’t support the EVIL TRUMP agenda! Meanie.
or being dragged along by people OTHER than their families, having been stolen from their families and then rented to would be immigrants to get them across the line, and then they either become the abuse victim of the immigrant who brought them, or returned to coyotes for resale
— Rani (@MilitaryRosary) August 8, 2018
Quiet you with all of your facts, Ted has a narrative to push.
Imagine their shock when they realize Trump didn’t start it. #justsayin
— Garry (@OnalaskaGarry) August 9, 2018
Oh, they know. That’s why they’re working so hard to blame him for it.
Of course they're aware
— Peter DeGiglio (@PeterDeGiglio) August 8, 2018
See. Told you.
Geez Brit – you’re using facts. This is getting awkward.
— Garrett (@G_Man210) August 9, 2018
And probably a little confusing for our friends in the media.