Directly below this article, on the Newswire (still up and not deleted by Indymedia Workerbees is a double-posting of an article entitled
which features a TIME magazine cover.
Apparently this cover features a Honduran girl who was supposedly, "separated" from her mother.
The crying Honduran girl on the cover of Time was not separated from her mother, father says
The widely shared photo of the little girl crying as a U.S. Border Patrol agent patted down her mother became a symbol of the families pulled apart by the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy at the border, even landing on the cover of Time magazine.
But the girl's father confirmed to The Washington Post on Thursday night that his child and her mother were not separated.
In addition, the record shows that the Trump administration (even with the recent Justice Department child separationpolicy),
has not even COME CLOSE TO or approached the amount of deportation proceedings affecting immigrant families over the past decade under the Obama administration
WHERE were all the Anti-ICE activists then?
on Twitter / social media, fiddling with their mobile phones about the Plight of immigrants?
Informational articles from our own Newswire :
Protect Immigrants' Rights: End The Crises That Drive Migration
The U.S. Has Been In The Business Of Breaking Up Families For Years
ICE under Obama averaged 309,887 arrests per year from 2009-2012, while ICE under Trump averaged 139,553 in 2017.
Obama set records between 2008 and 2014 with the number of people arrested and placed in deportation proceedings under S-Comm.
In 2014, President Obama put hundreds of families in immigration detention but federal courts stopped them from holding families for months without trial, resulting in the release of families to return for trial.
( Trump has taken the approach of arresting the parents and holding the children. )
In January 2016, the Obama administration openly targeted immigrant families for arrest, separation, and deportation via early dawn raids. It was part of an explicit strategy to attempt to scare people fleeing death and abuse in their home countries from crossing the US border.
From 2009 to 2016, Obama oversaw the forcible removal of more than 3 million undocumented immigrants.
The Trump administration has not come close to Obama's record level of deportations.