Photo of Immigrant Child in Cage is from a Staged Protest
You may have seen this photo of an immigrant child locked in a cage circulating on the internet with some sort of caption about Trump’s immigration policies. However, despite what your liberal friends are telling you, this photo is actually from a protest and the child in the cage IS NOT being detained by ICE as others would have you believe.
The photo began circulating on Twitter when filmaker Jose Antonio Vargas tweeted with the caption, “This is what happens when a government believes people are illegal.”
Some followers inquired about the source to which he replied, “saw it on a FB friend’s timeline but looking for confirmation Has anyone seen it elsewhere.”
Even liberal leaning Snopes confirms that the photo was miscaptioned and was actually from a protest on June 10th. In that photo set which was shared on Facebook, the same boy can later on be seen out of the cage and running around.
Facts matter, people. Don’t share things without first finding out the source.