15:03 GMT29 January 2020
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    Social media users did not mince words when blasting the US president’s daughter for tweeting an image of herself and her two-year-old son amid worrisome reports about kids being taken from their parents by US border agents.

    As Ivanka Trump shared a touching picture on Twitter, thousands of people drew a connection between her post and her father’s policies of forced separation of families at the US border.

    Many mothers couldn’t keep silent about widespread news reports regarding the situation on the border:

    Other users considered the tweet “tone deaf,” saying Ivanka was “complicit” in supporting the president’s policies and promoted the hashtag #WhereAreTheChildren to draw attention to the issue:

    Some, however, thought that the image wasn't tone deaf, but a deliberate response to the outrage over the missing children:

    On Sunday, numerous media outlets reported that the United States had lost track of nearly 1,500 immigrant children that it placed with sponsors – the number was disclosed by Steven Wagner, a senior official with the Department of Health and Human Services, to a Senate Homeland Security subcommittee last month. Social media users are concerned with the fact that the missing kids may end up with human traffickers. 

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    According to a New York Times report, “more than 700 children have been taken from adults claiming to be their parents since October, including more than 100 children under the age of four.”

    Last month, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a “zero-tolerance” policy for those entering the United States after a spike in illegal border crossings. This followed President Donald Trump’s decision to deploy between 2,000 and 4,000 members of the National Guard to the US border with Mexico in order to support Border Patrol agents until a wall is built between the two countries.

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