Sarah Sanders Blasts Media Over Fake Story Of Crying Migrant Girl

Saagar Enjeti | White House Correspondent

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders blasted the media for elevating a picture of a little crying illegal immigrant girl as a symbol of separated families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The crying girl was featured on the cover of Time Magazine as a symbol of separated children, despite the fact that her father back in Honduras says she was never separated from her mother.

The girl’s father told The Daily Mail and Reuters that his wife was never separated from her daughter, that his wife did not tell him of her decision to emigrate and that she was seeking a job, not asylum.

The father told TDM that his wife wanted “the American dream” and hoped to find a good job in the United States, undermining her claim that she is seeking political asylum across the border as a result of credible fear.

The Honduran government confirmed the fathers account to Reuters.

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