The leftist mainstream media has been lying to the American public for weeks, as they try to push the false narrative that President Trump is separating small children who’ve illegally crossed our border with their parents, or more likely with coyotes and human smugglers who are using kids to get into the United States.
The truth is, during 2014, Brandon Darby of Breitbart News and several others in the conservative media were exposing what was really happening in detention centers on the border.
The media and political class become more and more outraged over the Trump administration’s decision to detain and prosecute immigrants illegally crossing the border.
Lost in the debate is any acknowledgment that President Obama’s administration also used detention facilities.
Current U.S. immigration laws, when enforced, have the consequence of temporarily separating families that arrive with children into separate detention facilities in order to prosecute the adults. The policy of prosecuting immigrants for crossing the border illegally has been in place for multiple administrations. The Obama administration prosecuted half a million illegal immigrants and similarly separated families in the process. So did the Bush administration. Personal accounts from immigration lawyers tell a tale of Obama being equally concerned about unaccompanied minors traveling to the border and wanting to create a deterrent.
Photos of border detention facilities from the Obama-era, taken during 2014, look nearly identical to the ones taken during the Trump era.
All of the photos taken inside the detention centers are from REUTERS by Ross D. Franklin/Pool.
You never see them, however. Here they are, taken in 2014 during a media tour of an Obama-era detention facilities in Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, Arizona. – The Daily Caller
In 2014, Brandon Darby of Breitbart Texas published multiple photos of illegal immigrant children in cages during the Obama years.