It was supposed to just be a cute picture. Ivanka Trump tweeted a photo of her and her son on Sunday.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 27, 2018
Except that’s not what people were talking about her in mentions. Many were quick to highlight and criticize her father’s immigration polices. They are not fans.
An actual mother would have compassion for the children harmed by your father’s policies.
Your contrived photo ops are absurd.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) May 27, 2018
How would you like it if you were seperated by the government and then they lost him? That’s what you ava your dad are doing every day to other families. Your whole family are absolute monsters. Monsters every one of you.
— Delgado (@bonger4lyfe) May 27, 2018
This could not be more tone deaf given what your father’s administration is currently doing to children and families. You are a disgusting human being.
— Eliza Orlins (@eorlins) May 27, 2018
— Dan Telfer (@dantelfer) May 27, 2018
And it goes on like that. There are some exceptions…
Have a nice Sunday in Family, miss Trump. God bless to all of you and your Great Country. 👍 🇺🇸
— SERGIO DOMINGO MELIA (@domingo_melia) May 27, 2018
…but boy are they few. Ivanka Trump’s tweet featured 8,000 likes as of Sunday afternoon, but it’s hard to find anyone making a point to speak positively.
As he promised in his campaign, President Donald Trump‘s administration consistently implemented a hardline approach to immigration. Recently, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that federal prosecutors would pursue criminal convictions for people caught crossing the border. Parents would be separated from their children.
Then there is the matter of the missing kids. In testimony given to the Senate last month, an official for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said that its Office of Refugee Resettlement had been unable to “determine with certainty” the whereabouts of almost 1,500 “unaccompanied alien children” who had been released to sponsors.
From the report:
From October to December 2017, ORR attempted to reach 7,635 UAC and their sponsors. Of this number, ORR reached and received agreement to participate in the safety and well-being call from approximately 86 percent of sponsors. From these calls, ORR learned that 6,075 UAC remained with their sponsors. Twenty-eight UAC had run away, five had been removed from the United States, and 52 had relocated to live with a non-sponsor. ORR was unable to determine with certainty the whereabouts of 1,475 UAC. Based on the calls, ORR referred 792 cases, which were in need of further assistance, to the National Call Center for additional information and services.
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