MSNBC visited a detention facility for migrant children in Texas and discovered that children are not kept in cages, further debunking a popular photo recently circulated on social media.
A number of high-profile liberals and even former Obama officials shared a photo of immigrant children sleeping in a caged area and tried to blame the conditions on President Trump. However, it was revealed that the photo was actually taken in 2014 during Obama’s presidency. (RELATED: Shaun King, Linda Sarsour, Others Try To Hammer Trump On Immigration But Hit Obama Instead)
MSNBC went to an actual facility for migrant children and found that, while children are obviously still separated from the parents, the conditions are not as dismal as the ones liberals tried to pin on Trump.
“The Department of Health and Human Services let us inside because I think they wanted to show us, you know, relatively speaking, how good the conditions are, I guess you could say,” MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff explained. “I mean, there are licensed professionals in there who are taking care of the children, there are no cages, there are not fences that have been described at some of the border patrol stations.”
Soboroff also made clear that the conditions are still “prison-like” in the sense that the children have fairly strict schedules and are not allowed to leave the facility.
“The reality is these kids…are alone because they were ripped apart from their parents because of the zero-toleranc policy of the Trump administration,” he said.