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"The Kennedy's got away with rape & murder. Bill Clinton got away with rape, Hill…"

George Zornetsky replied Jul 14, 2017 to The Republicans In Congress Have Betrayed Us Again and Again

11 Jul 17, 2017
Reply by Kat

"The is the first 4th of July I actually felt like celebrating in nearly a decade."

George Zornetsky replied Jul 5, 2017 to HAPPY JULY 4TH

4 Jul 6, 2017
Reply by Jason G Manuel

"Obama & Hillary should be hanging side by side - and I don't mean in a painting."

George Zornetsky replied Jul 5, 2017 to President Obama May be Breaking the Logan Act by Conniving with Foreign Governments Behind President Trump’s Back

4 Jul 5, 2017
Reply by Frankmusic

"That's the best explanation I've seen!"

George Zornetsky replied Jul 5, 2017 to Town Upset After American Flags from Cemetery Were Thrown in Dumpster

6 Jul 5, 2017
Reply by Jea9

"I am not a Constitutional scholar, nor in fact, a lawyer. However, I firmly believe…"

George Zornetsky replied Jul 4, 2017 to Town Upset After American Flags from Cemetery Were Thrown in Dumpster

6 Jul 5, 2017
Reply by Jea9

"YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS (Loud enough?)"

George Zornetsky replied Jun 26, 2017 to Should the Democrat Party Be Classified as a Terrorist Group?

73 Jul 10, 2017
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"When was the last time an actor, or comedian, or has-been entertainer duly punished…"

George Zornetsky replied Jun 24, 2017 to Johnny Depp on Trump: ‘When Was The Last Time An Actor Assassinated a President? Maybe It Is Time’

14 Jun 26, 2017
Reply by Frankmusic

"It takes a man of great personal courage and integrity to overlook the vicious perso…"

George Zornetsky replied Mar 30, 2017 to Cruz Hitting Campaign Trail To Block ‘Manifestly Unfit’ Candidate From White House

38 Apr 13, 2017
Reply by Marilyn Calkins

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"What is Trump waiting for? Is he running out of drano? Maybe a plunger would help."

George Zornetsky replied Mar 6, 2017 to REPORT: CIA Has Turned Over The Names Of Those Classified As ‘Leakers’ to DOJ

104 Apr 3, 2017
Reply by Frankmusic

"I'm sure Gerry Brown will store it in a sanctuary city."

George Zornetsky replied Mar 5, 2017 to Mexico Deliberately Pollutes San Diego Beaches with Massive 143 Million Gallon Sewage Spill

90 Mar 28, 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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