Over the past few days, a viral photo of a crying little girl at the US/Mexico border became a rallying cry for liberal media to accuse the Trump administration of inhumane separation of children from their families.
As it turns out, the little girl in the photo, Yanela Denise of Honduras, was not separated from her mother, but just crying as any child of that age often does.
That didn’t stop the media from turning that photo into propaganda for their cause.
TIME magazine’s latest cover featured an image of President Donald Trump looking down on the crying girl.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders slammed the media on Friday for their deceitful tactics.
“It’s shameful that dems and the media exploited this photo of a little girl to push their agenda,” said Sanders on Twitter. “She was not separated from her mom.”
“The separation here is from the facts,” she continued. “Dems should join POTUS and fix our broken immigration system.”
ICE released a statement regarding the status of Yanela and her mother, Sandra Sanchez:
“On June 12, 2018, Sandra Maria Sanchez, 32, a previously deported woman from Honduras illegally re-entered the United States.” She was arrested by agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Border Patrol near Hidalgo, Texas, while traveling with a family member.
“On June 17, 2018, Sanchez was transferred to ICE custody and is currently housed at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. Her immigration proceedings are ongoing.
“On July 3, 2013, Sanchez was encountered by immigration officials in Hebbronville, Texas. On July 9, 2013, she was transferred to ICE ERO custody. On July 18, 2013, Sanchez was removed to Honduras under expedited removal.”