A Democratic representative was found using a photo of migrant children from the time former President Barack Obama was in office to argue against a GOP border security bill.
Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) showed the "kids in cages" photos as part of her argument against the Republican effort.
House Dem uses Obama-Biden era photo of caged migrant children to oppose GOP-backed immigration bill https://t.co/gZEMLDyVQq
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 11, 2023
"The image — increased in size and placed on a poster alongside Garcia as she spoke from the House floor in opposition to the Secure the Border Act of 2023 — was originally captured as early as 2014, according to an article from The Columbus Dispatch," Fox News reported.
"The June 2014 article, which was written during former President Barack Obama's tenure in the White House, used the image showing immigrant children being held in cages with foil blankets in an effort to highlight the 'stations' crowded conditions,'" it added.
213 House Democrats Vote Against Securing the Border Hours Before Title 42 Expires https://t.co/BXzdQdebMv
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) May 11, 2023
The House passed the bill just hours ahead of the expiration of Title 42 Thursday.
"With fewer than eight hours remaining before the expiration of Title 42, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the 'Secure the Border Act,' by a vote of 219 to 213 — another significant legislative win for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy," Townhall reported.
"All Democrats voted against the legislation, as did two House Republicans: Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and John Duarte (R-CA)," it added.
The bill is not expected to pass in the Senate. Even if it did, President Joe Biden has expressed that he would veto the legislation.
The end of Title 42 is expected to lead to an even greater crisis at the border as more migrants seek to enter the U.S. without fear of being turned away over the COVID-19 policy.
The situation looks bleak but it's not due to Republicans putting kids in cages, as the party seeks to restore order at the border.