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"All the underhanded back stabbing , prevaricating ,misrepresenting is directed at ea…"

Edward L.Ruff replied Dec 13, 2014 to GOP Rep: House Leaders Made False Promise to Get My Crucial Vote

35 Dec 14, 2014
Reply by Don R. Sherwood

"This twit figures that our President is so weak  Iran can do as it pleases. We can c…"

Edward L.Ruff replied Dec 13, 2014 to Iranian commander: We have targets within America

56 Dec 27, 2014
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"The minorities should learn to keep their mouths shut before they get something star…"

Edward L.Ruff replied Dec 12, 2014 to Blacks Screamed “Kill the White People” Before Brutal Murder of Bosnian Immigrant in St. Louis

42 Dec 12, 2014
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"Is Boehner and the Republicans out of their collective minds . So much for Represent…"

Edward L.Ruff replied Dec 11, 2014 to High drama as $1.1T spending package advances to debate by one vote in the House

21 Dec 12, 2014
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"Boehner  and the Republicans are giving the President and Democrats everything they…"

Edward L.Ruff replied Dec 11, 2014 to High drama as $1.1T spending package advances to debate by one vote in the House

21 Dec 12, 2014
Reply by Mark Smithey

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"The Senator is one of the vilest creatures to ever slither across the floors of Cong…"

Edward L.Ruff replied Dec 9, 2014 to CIA torture report: ‘Harsh’ tactics against suspects didn’t work, Senate finds

43 Dec 13, 2014
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"I am sure the communists are active in the Ferguson mob agitation , I am equally sur…"

Edward L.Ruff replied Nov 27, 2014 to Michael Savage Tells it like it is Regarding Ferguson Protests

42 Nov 27, 2014
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"Mr Obama has had his way for over six years and is running head long towards ruin .…"

Edward L.Ruff replied Nov 7, 2014 to White House Chief of Staff: Washington will work better if this president has his way

66 Nov 10, 2014
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"Strange behavior for people who say they are not racist . They may want to allow the…"

Edward L.Ruff replied Oct 20, 2014 to FERGUSON PROTESTERS Scream At, Harass & SPIT ON Rams Fans Outside Game – Two Arrested

43 Oct 22, 2014
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"Mrs.  Clinton presided over a State Department paralyzed by corruption . As far as I…"

Edward L.Ruff replied Oct 15, 2014 to Hillary Clinton Upset Over Unfair Media Coverage

68 Oct 16, 2014
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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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