Halsey Slams Ivanka Trump For Tone Deaf Post Amid Missing Immigrant Children

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The president's daughter tweeted a photograph of herself cuddling her 2-year-old son, as other Twitter users grappled with a Trump administration policy separating migrant children from their parents at the border - and reports that US authorities had lost track of almost 1,500 children seeking asylum.

"If somebody is unwilling to claim their child from custody because they're concerned about their own immigration status, I think that de facto calls into question whether they're an adequate sponsor and whether we should be releasing a child to that person", Wagner said.

"Dems must agree to Wall and new Border Protection for good of country ..."

Over the weekend, a group of photographs posted by the Arizona Republic quickly went viral until it was pointed out that the pictures had been taken in 2014, while President Barack Obama was still in office. Mr. Obama's former speech writer Jon Favreau also tweeted out the pictures saying this is "happening right now" and the government needs to be forced to put families back together.

Two days later, Favreau wrote, "I tweeted a story that multiple journalists were posting". Halsey criticised the timing of the 36-year-old First Daughter's Twitter photo with her youngest child amid reports that the US Department of Heath and Human Services had lost track of up to 1,500 migrant children in the United States.

Numerous posts blamed the Trump administration for holding the children, citing Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement earlier this month that the administration was changing its policy about people illegally entering the US.

Later, as more parents started crossing the USA border with very young children, the Obama administration responded by establishing large-scale family detention centers in Texas and Pennsylvania.

He is right about the misrepresentation, though it's not clear that many prominent Democrats jumped on this particular Twitter bandwagon.

The same agreement would make it easier to prevent unaccompanied minors from entering the "general population", in Wagner's words, if they had a known gang affiliation.

However, not everyone linked the post to the debate on immigration, with some praising its beauty.

She has previously said she would not "undermine" the current administration by publicly voicing her disagreement with the administration's policies. "If you don't want your child separated, then don't bring them across the border illegally", Sessions said. (DHS told PolitiFact that a family may be separated at a port of entry if the department is unable to determine custodial relationship or if DHS determines that a child may be at risk with the custodian.) Families who are apprehended illegally crossing the border are separated.

It's not highly unusual to fail to keep track of many minors who came unaccompanied to the border.

Here's the issue: Neither case requires parents to be separated from their children.

"These activists have used precious resources and energy to target the Trump administration, which of course, we should", Baraka said.

These families are not "smuggling" their children over the border.

Jonathan Rath Hoffman, chief spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, described the Trump administration's determination to prosecute parents as a continuation of Obama-era measures.

A 2008 law, passed unanimously by Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush, says children traveling alone from countries other than Mexico or Canada must be released in the "least restrictive setting" - often to family or a government-run shelter - while their cases slowly wind through immigration court.