A new administration and a new party in power has had a significant effect on how the media covers family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Now that President Donald Trump is out of office, the media won’t even use the phrase “kids in cages” as they did during the Trump years, when the topic of migrant children at the border was treated as the greatest human rights issue of a generation (even though China is actually imprisoning people for slave labor).
Children who illegally cross the border with their parents but aren’t given immediate citizenship or a comfy hotel room – or kept with their parents in prison – have lost their victimhood status under President Joe Biden.
Now, instead of “kids in cages,” the media is referring to them as “migrant children” or “migrant families.”
The Washington Free Beacon’s Thaleigha Rampersad put together a supercut of the difference, showing the media’s repeated use of the phrase “kids in cages” when Trump was president versus the new, softer phrases, “migrant children” or “migrant families.”