The news about more than 100,000 children detained in a U.S. immigration center, published on Nov. 18, was deleted by different media after the U.N. clarified that it was from the Obama administration.
Some of the Internet users pointed out that the numbers and dates were wrong because they pointed to President Donald Trump’s administration as the culprit, instead of that of former President Obama.
In the following tweet the agency AFP explains the reason for the removal of the news and some of the network users also comment on the fact.
User Chelsea wrote: “I mean, Obama auto ver one hundred children into detention camps, cages and dog kennels seems a newsworthy headline, since the press still hasn’t meaningfully addressed the fact that @BarackObama actually did that, but sure, delete the article as if it was never written,” she says in a tweet.
Among the immigration groups Obama was known as the “Deporter in Chief,” and the 2.5 million people who were returned to their countries between 2009 and 2015 well justify the title.
The figure does not include all those who were rejected at U.S. borders or those who ‘self-deported,’ according to ABC News, published Aug. 29, 2016.
The “cages” that are often shown housing illegal children entering the United States are used to point a finger at President Donald Trump as the culprit, but an official who knows the process clarified that they were the work of former Democrat Barack Obama.
Thomas Homan, former associate executive director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement during Obama’s presidency for nearly four years, said building the cages was the idea of the previous administration.
At a June 26 immigration conference, Homan was visibly angry when asked about “cages,” a topic Democrats usually use to criticize President Trump, according to the Washington Examiner.