Ivanka Trump faces a storm of online criticism for taking a photo of her hugging her son. Critics denounce her as "deaf-mute" after reports of immigrant families on the Mexican-American border had been published
tweeted, "My <3! #SundayMorning," First Daughter shared a photo of herself with her two-year-old on Sunday Son.
Twitter users pointed out that their father, President Donald Trump, has witnessed a tightening of immigration policies that divide families. Earlier in the month, there were reports of US border officials being allowed to separate children from illegally trafficked parents and put them in protective custody, as family members are being prosecuted.
"This is so incredibly deaf," Brian Klaas, a colleague at the London School of Economics and former Democratic strategist, said on Twitter, "given the fact that public indignation is growing over young children being forcibly removed from their parents' arms Teared at the border ̵
Until recently, families suspected of illegally entering the US could remain intact until their cases were cleared. There have been reports of family divisions for months, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new "zero tolerance" policy in April according to Reuters.
"The detainees are being sent directly to federal court under the care of the US" Marshals Service, "an official of the Homeland Security Department told Reuters," and their children are being taken to the custody of the Office for Refugee Movement of the Health Authority. "
More than 700 children have been separated from their parents since October, more than 100 of them under the age of four, the New York Times reported another report found that the Ministry of Health and Social Services more than 1,500 children lost sight of after placing them with US sponsors.
Social media users responded to Trump's outrage
President Trump tweeted Saturday that Democrats were to blame for politics.