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"Friends who lived in Nevada are still wondering just how Reid continues to be re-ele…"

Edward L.Ruff replied Sep 8, 2014 to Harry Reid Rewrites the First Amendment

44 Sep 9, 2014
Reply by Katherine Hovey

"The Muslims committed an act of war and our idiot president does nothing about it .…"

Edward L.Ruff replied Sep 8, 2014 to ISIS Beheading Videos Traced to Mosque in America, FBI Says.

46 Sep 9, 2014
Reply by Richard L Park

"The Muslims committed an act of war and our idiot president does nothing about it .…"

Edward L.Ruff replied Sep 8, 2014 to ISIS Beheading Videos Traced to Mosque in America, FBI Says.

46 Sep 9, 2014
Reply by Richard L Park

"Eric really seems to have a language problem . He meant to say it's political . Any…"

Edward L.Ruff replied Aug 23, 2014 to Eric Holder in Ferguson: "It's Personal"

51 Aug 23, 2014
Reply by Jason K

"CNN is reciting what they think is the minority report and of course it has no beari…"

Edward L.Ruff replied Aug 23, 2014 to Family Friend of Officer Darren Wilson: " CNN Report is WRONG!"

39 Sep 10, 2014
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"The Lawlessness has reached dangerous levels , I am very upset with our Republican d…"

Edward L.Ruff replied Jun 18, 2014 to DEAR SEN. McCONNELL AND SPEAKER BOEHNER: Here are the Terms of Your Surrender

40 Jun 18, 2014
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"Those idiots in Washington are doing their very best to develop hundreds of thousand…"

Edward L.Ruff replied Jun 13, 2014 to CONGRESS VOTED TO GIVE WELFARE TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

37 Jun 15, 2014
Reply by Fred Parsons

"The idiot  probably would have given the choppers to ISIS if they had asked. We are…"

Edward L.Ruff replied Jun 12, 2014 to Al Qaeda Militants Capture US Black Hawk Helicopters In Iraq

49 Jun 13, 2014
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"Why  in hell are they afraid of a Democratic rally, they really must get on with the…"

Edward L.Ruff replied Jun 8, 2014 to Impeachment off, GOP fears it will rally Obama Democrats

140 Jun 12, 2014
Reply by A_Nobody

"Tweedle dumb and Tweedle dumber . God help us.. We would no doubt be paying for a co…"

Edward L.Ruff replied Jun 7, 2014 to A Hillary and Michelle Ticket for 2016?

51 Jun 10, 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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