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"Is it Tyrannous, Or is it Treasonous to willfully defy POTUS. The largest employer m…"

Jeff Johnson replied Feb 24, 2017 to 8 More Obama Bureaucrats Trump Can Fire at Homeland Security

44 Feb 27, 2017
Reply by Jea9

"For the sake and Safety of Our Military and the Global Safety of Nations and Our Ame…"

Jeff Johnson replied Feb 17, 2017 to Obama Appointees Preventing Mattis From Rebuilding The Military, Says Armed Services Chair

52 Feb 19, 2017
Reply by George Zornetsky

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"A lot of the time, older does mean wiser. Sometimes it just requires the perfect sto…"

Jeff Johnson replied Feb 14, 2017 to Shoving Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals Right Back in the Left’s Ugly Face

19 Feb 15, 2017
Reply by Ronald A. Nelson Col.USA (Ret)

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"A Felony Conviction is assured jail time. A Felony Conviction can mean prison. A Fel…"

Jeff Johnson replied Feb 13, 2017 to Mexicans Vow To Fight Trump By "Jamming US Courts" As Deportations Set To Surge

37 Feb 14, 2017
Reply by Ronald A. Nelson Col.USA (Ret)

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"The Constitutional, Lawful defunding and closing down all Sanctuary Cities Across Ou…"

Jeff Johnson replied Feb 13, 2017 to GOP states move to block sanctuary cities after Trump order

18 Feb 15, 2017
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"Just think about Obama's 8 years alone of wide open borders across America and the h…"

Jeff Johnson replied Feb 9, 2017 to Border security means that entering is privilege, not a right-Trump’s immigration order seeks accountability at the border

20 Feb 10, 2017

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"Welcome to the Constitutionally Lawful, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.Constitutional, Law…"

Jeff Johnson replied Feb 9, 2017 to Obstructionist Chuck Schumer Weary From Losing: When Jeff Sessions Was Confirmed ‘It Turned My Stomach’

46 Feb 12, 2017
Reply by Marilyn Calkins

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"I have never been a Paul Ryan Fan. I just believe he is all about total pro-big gove…"

Jeff Johnson replied Feb 8, 2017 to Ryan Works With Pelosi & Schumer To Stall Trump Economic Recovery

123 Feb 10, 2017
Reply by Jeff Noncent

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"Americans' confidence in the U.S. economy soared to record highs at the time Preside…"

Jeff Johnson replied Feb 8, 2017 to Ryan Works With Pelosi & Schumer To Stall Trump Economic Recovery

123 Feb 10, 2017
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"I have  voted for over 40 years. Each time and every time I voted Republican. I owe…"

Jeff Johnson replied Feb 3, 2017 to Kellyanne Conway Predicts That Democrats Will Destroy Their Own Party Because ‘They’re Hysterical About Everything’

38 Feb 14, 2017
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Fact Check:   'Joe Biden Claims ‘We Didn’t Lock People Up In Cages’

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed, on immigration: “We didn’t lock people up in cages.”

VERDICT: FALSE. The “cages” were built by the Obama-Biden administration.

Univision moderator Jorge Ramos asked Biden at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, why Latinos should trust him after the Obama administration continued deporting “undocumented immigrants.”

Biden claimed that the Obama administration’s policies were more humane than those of President Donald Trump: “We didn’t lock people up in cages,” he said.

In fact, the “cages” were built by the Obama administration to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally in 2014.

Originally, the Obama administration was “warehousing” children — literally — in overwhelmed Border Patrol facilities. Breitbart News broke the story of the surge, which was partly triggered by Obama’s policy of allowing illegal alien children who entered the country as minors to stay in the country (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA).

Above image credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File

The above photo was published by the Associated Press in June 2014, and the photo below is of Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, touring a Border Patrol facility with “cages.”


Above: Border Patrol officers escort Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer through the department’s Nogales processing facility for immigrant children. (Photo courtesy Barry Bahler/Department of Homeland Security)

The “cages” are chain-link enclosures in Border Patrol processing facilities that are meant to protect children from adults in custody. They are not permanent accommodations.

In mid-2018, as the Trump administration began enforcing a “zero tolerance” policy that stopped the “catch-and-release” policy of letting illegal aliens go after they were arrested. Detaining adults and children meant that children had to be processed separately; the enclosures prevented adults from harming children.

As Breitbart News reported at the time, children were not housed in “cages.” They were processed and then taken to shelters, where they were given medical care, toiletries, education, recreation, and counseling, and where staff attempted to find relatives or sponsors to whom they could be released.

Democrats began tweeting images of “kids in cages” to condemn the Trump administration. Journalists, too, shared those images.

One problem: they were taken during the Obama administration.

Public outrage at the images led President Trump to end the policy, and require families to be detained together.

Democrats keep repeating the mistake, however: in July, they had to delete a tweet that used an image from the Obama era and cited the “inhumane treatment” of children by the Trump administration.

Republicans argue that not detaining illegal aliens is actually the cruel policy, because it encourages migrants to undertake a dangerous journey, often guided by cartels and smugglers.

As Breitbart News’ Alana Mastrangelo noted recently:

But what’s worse than “cages,” however, are reports of migrant children also being handed over to human traffickers during the Obama administration — while Biden was vice president — according to the New York Times. Between October 2013 and July 2015 alone, nearly 80,000 unaccompanied children from Central American countries were detained by U.S. authorities.

It remains unclear how many of the tens of thousands of children were handed over to human traffickers — including sex traffickers — during that span of nearly two years, as those cases are reportedly not tracked.

“Others were ransomed by the very smugglers to whom their families paid thousands of dollars to sneak them into the United States,” reported the New York Times in 2015, during Obama’s presidency and Biden’s vice presidency. “Some lost limbs during the journey or found themselves sold into sexual slavery.”

Biden told voters in South Carolina last month that he would close all border detention facilities, guaranteeing that the migrant flow would continue.

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