Fact check: Are Democrats responsible for DHS separating children from their parents?

London School of Economics and Political Science fellow Brian Klaas slammed Ms Trump's tweet, saying she was supporting a "barbaric policy".

But it turned out that the photo originally appeared in the Arizona Republic in 2014 - during the Obama administration. "Dems must agree to Wall and new Border Protection for good of country.Bipartisan Bill!"

President Donald Trump took Democrats to task early Tuesday for tweeting photos from 2014 showing immigrant children being kept in steel cages after having been detained at the southern border and linking the images to his current immigration policy. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Two female detainees sleep in a holding cell. "Imagine someone in an ICE uniform takes away your precious baby, and you never get to see him or her ever again", one user commented on her photo.

Lee Gelernt of the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project said Tuesday that "Children are begging and screaming not to be separated from their parents, as they're hauled off to different cities".

After receiving instant feedback informing her that she was actually criticizing the Obama administration since the photos were from 2014, Gold deleted the tweet.

The images, which were first published by the Associated Press in 2014, resurfaced over the weekend for reasons that remain unclear, and quickly prompted viral outrage on Twitter.

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The immigration debate has reached a fever pitch in recent months following reports that since October about 700 children crossing the US-Mexico border have been separated from their parents. But among those who took notice was Jon Favreau, Obama's former speechwriter.

CNN previously reported the U.S. government had lost track of nearly 1,500 unaccompanied immigrant children it placed in sponsors' homes past year.

"These very bad pictures are from 2014, when the government's challenge was reconnecting unaccompanied minors who showed up at the border with family or a safe sponsor", he wrote.

President Donald Trump went on offense against Democrats after liberals attacked the Trump administration's policy on child migrants.

On May 7, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a speech that "If you're smuggling a child, then we're going to prosecute you, and that child will be separated from you, probably, as required by law".

At issue is congressional testimony last month by Steven Wagner, acting assistant secretary at HHS's Administration for Children and Families, whose agency is responsible for the care of unaccompanied minors when they arrive at the US border. It was created to accommodate an influx of children fleeing to the U.S. from Central America.

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