The media freaked out over the weekend headlining fake news about how the US Department of Health and Human Services “lost” nearly 1,500 “unaccompanied minors” who were “taken from their parents.”
In reality, HHS mostly placed the unaccompanied minors in the care of their family members and relatives, some of whom were illegal aliens themselves, who took the “minors” off the grid to lessen their risk of deportation.
Vox’s Dara Lind dared to go against the narrative and point out this obvious fact Friday on Twitter:
Good morning, everyone! I’m seeing a lot of tweets about how 1,475 children “taken from their parents” were lost by HHS. That’s wrong. Most children sent to HHS—before last fall, ALL children sent to HHS—arrived in the US as unaccompanied minors.
— Dara Lind (@DLind) May 25, 2018
FYI, another point about this: we do not know how many of these children weren’t located because they and their relatives in the US (who might even be their parents!) made the decision to go off the grid to reduce deportation risk.
— Dara Lind (@DLind) May 26, 2018
There goes Lind’s chance to work for the New York Times!