A reporter for WTOP, Alejandro Alvarez, took a photo of the woman and her sign and uploaded it to Twitter.
“Shocked by an image of a father and daughter dead on the Rio Grande, Jill from Boulder, CO shows me a dark(er) twist on border-region safety signs warning of immigrants crossing roads,” tweeted Alvarez.
“Jill” said later in an interview with Mint Press News’ Alex Rubinstein, “This is so not America. American was made up of immigrants. It makes me very sad, what’s going on. The children in the cages.”
Unfortunately for the woman, Alvarez’s tweeted picture was the thing that caught Twitter’s attention. Not nearly as many people saw her subsequent remarks to Rubinstein.